Re: [rp-ml] RE: [rp-ml] PSFK > 3D Printing A Lightweight, Super Strong Bicycle

From: Rachel Park <>
Date: Thu Mar 10 2011 - 19:20:45 EET

Similar thoughts here too :-)


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On 10 Mar 2011, at 15:08, Jeremy Pullin wrote:

> Err......since when was SLS material developed in Bristol? Come to
> think
> of it since when was SLS material as strong as steel? IS this a new
> material that has been developed by EADS or is this just
> bullshi.............I mean a factual inaccuracy?
> The bits that I found most interesting was when the EADS UK Chief
> Executive Robin Southwell came on. I was particularly interested
> when he
> announced that SLS is "British technology". I expect that Carl Deckard
> and Hans Langer would be fascinated to learn this. Does Mr Southwell
> know something that they don't know and has decided that they have
> become British? If this is the case that Carl Deckard will have to
> go on
> the 'American to British training course' which will mean learning to
> drive on the correct side of the road, learning how to spell correctly
> like using the letter 'U' in the word colour and learning to never
> ever
> refer to the British royal family as 'quaint. Hans Langer on the other
> hand would have to go on the 'German to British training course' where
> he would have to learn to live with litter on the streets, an
> inefficient public transport system and learning about the 'first come
> first served' system where you queue for everything and cannot reserve
> sun beds around a swimming pool in advance by putting beach towels on
> them.
> The other Gem from Mr Southwell was he said that government help
> should
> go to his company and that small and medium enterprises "fully support
> us and should do". I don't know who the hell this bloke speaks to
> but I
> can assure him that the small and medium companies would rather have
> government help going to them and would not 'fully support' it going
> to
> a company with a revenue of 62 billion euros per year. Perhaps Mr
> Southwell had just been sniffing too much of the glue that was on show
> around the oh so subtle joints on the bike and this guy is the Chief
> Exec of a company of that size?
> Is it too late for me to change my career from British engineer to
> accountant? I mean I'd be prepared to give up my sense of humour and
> all
> traces of personal hygene to make the switch to accountancy if it
> meant
> escaping any association with the Robin Southwells and James Dysons of
> this world.
> ____________________________________________
> Jeremy Pullin
> Rapid Manufacturing Manager Renishaw Plc
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of paul smith
> Sent: 10 March 2011 11:51
> To: 'Adrian Bowyer'; 'Brock Hinzmann'
> Cc: 'RP-ML'
> Subject: [rp-ml] RE: [rp-ml] PSFK > 3D Printing A Lightweight, Super
> Strong Bicycle
> Very nice. I know it isn't the point but I wonder how much it cost.
> Link to the BBC report
> Paul Smith
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adrian Bowyer []
> Sent: 10 March 2011 11:16
> To: Brock Hinzmann
> Cc: RP-ML
> Subject: Re: [rp-ml] PSFK > 3D Printing A Lightweight, Super Strong
> Bicycle
> I saw a local BBC reporter riding it on TV (it was made in Bristol
> just up the road), so it clearly works...
> Best wishes
> Adrian
> Dr Adrian Bowyer
> Brock Hinzmann wrote:
>> Anyone we know riding around on this bike?
> le.h
> tml
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