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I was asked to talk at Thinking Digital about our project using 3D scanning and 3D printing and trains. What emerged was something a bit more about the industrial revolution and thinking about the ...

I was asked to talk at Thinking Digital about our project using 3D scanning and 3D printing and trains. What emerged was something a bit more about the industrial revolution and thinking about the lessons we should learn from it and how we can weave them into the future industrial revolution which will spring from additive manufacturing.

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    • Printing trains.At scales up to 1:1.Chris ThorpeBoffin@jaggereeThursday, 30 May 13
    • While friends were fixinggovernment services, Chriswas playing with toy trains.Thursday, 30 May 13
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    • To understand the near futurewe need to think about the pastand the recent present.Thursday, 30 May 13
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    • Robert StephensonWorksThursday, 30 May 13
    • Swan HunterShipyardThursday, 30 May 13
    • "There was a deep satisfaction aboutmaking things," he said. "A deepsatisfaction among all of those that hadsupplied the services, whether it was thelocal bankers with credit; whether it wasthe local design firms. When a ship waslaunched at [Newcastle firm] Swan Hunterall the kids at the local school went to seethe thing our fathers had put together andwhen we looked down from the cross-wired fence, tried to find Uncle Mick, UncleJim or your dad, this notion of anintegrated, productive community wasquite astonishing."Thursday, 30 May 13
    • 48,000 jobs in Tech City, London.25,000 jobs in Tech in North East.3000 jobs in Swan Huntershipyard at peak.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Dan CattThursday, 30 May 13
    • Coal mining.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • 20 years of the web.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • That midnight thingis happening again.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • 20th century is anaberration.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • * Not actual IKB*Thursday, 30 May 13
    • * Actual TimBL*Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Fallacy of growth.Often forced artificiallymanufactured growth.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Mass media, massadvertising andmass manufacturing.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • We’re fuelling growth bymaking future landfilland making people want ituntil the next new hotnesscomes along.Repeat until catastrophe.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Six bladed razor.With a motor.WTF.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Someday soon we’ll have tomine the landfill for materialslike we used to mine coal.**surprise, we already do.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • And slate.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Britain created the industrialrevolution. The slate quarries inthe top left hand corner of Walesput a roof on it.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • 1863. Porthmadog. Gwynedd.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • First world war.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Temporary railwaysfor construction and farming.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Argos forsteam trains.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Enormity ofthe quarries.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Local and bespokemanufacturing.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Local and bespokemanufacturing.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Our love of outsourcingmanufacture to the lowest bidderhas put a large numberof intermediaries between theconsumer and the manufacturer.We need to shorten this distance.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • The 20th century has strippedus of our ability to understandhow things are made and howthings are mended.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Used with permission. All rights reserved by tedmcavoyThursday, 30 May 13
    • Used with permission. Julian Birley31st July 1965Thursday, 30 May 13
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomfs/4718781767/Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Used with permission. Julian Birley21st April 2012Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Three thingshappened lastsummer.Thursday, 30 May 13
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    • We made stuff(and still can).Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Chickenpox.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • 1965 2012Thursday, 30 May 13
    • From “Quarry Hunslets of North Wales” by Cliff ThomasThursday, 30 May 13
    • From “Quarry Hunslets of North Wales” by Cliff ThomasThursday, 30 May 13
    • The best desk ever.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Robot 1The GigapanThursday, 30 May 13
    • 508MP composite of 80 imageshttp://gigapan.com/gigapans/872814a8158c1dd2fc4fc1ca3612d8a8Thursday, 30 May 13
    • 508MP composite of 80 imageshttp://gigapan.com/gigapans/872814a8158c1dd2fc4fc1ca3612d8a8Thursday, 30 May 13
    • 620MP composite of 150 imageshttp://gigapan.com/gigapans/118753Thursday, 30 May 13
    • 620MP composite of 150 imageshttp://gigapan.com/gigapans/118753Thursday, 30 May 13
    • 36.3MP imagehttp://gigapan.com/gigapans/872814a8158c1dd2fc4fc1ca3612d8a8Thursday, 30 May 13
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    • The physical pull request of theIndustrial Revolution,manifested in the mended itemswhen they returned to thefactory.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • I’d love the future world toinclude pull requests forphysical products.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • The working lives of the menwho worked in the quarries arewritten large in the conditionof the engine.Thursday, 30 May 13
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    • This graffiti is evidence of aboiler swap and records showthat this is an indication of “fastturn around” maintenence. Anearly forerunner of agile andjust in time manufacturing.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • I think we got enough data.Over 1000 37MP images in total.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Robot 2The laser scannerThursday, 30 May 13
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    • Winifred becamea digital objectThursday, 30 May 13
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    • Another bit of the futurearrives in a cardboard box.Thursday, 30 May 13
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    • It’s midnight again.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • It’s not just aboutThat London (Tech City).Thursday, 30 May 13
    • It’s not even aboutthe web, or theconsumer internet.It’s not just aboutThat London (Tech City).Thursday, 30 May 13
    • No matter how much we in this roomwould love it to be, the web, mobileand consumer internet is not thepanacea for unemployment.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Manufacturing could be though.48,000 jobs in Tech City, London.25,000 jobs in Tech in North East.3000 jobs in Swan Huntershipyard at peak.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Wake up.Those who were 21 when they losttheir job in manufacturing in 1970are now 64.They retire soon.They’ll die sooner than we think.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • We have a small window.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • China is not a long termsolution.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Migration ofmanufacturing.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Peak oil.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • We’re bringingengineering back.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • We’re bringingengineering back.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • We’re bringingengineering back.Thursday, 30 May 13
    • Thank youVijay Paul of DotSanDigital SurveysJulian BirleyAlice Taylor and the MakieLab crewDean VipondDan CrowThe Bala Lake RailwayThe Welsh Slate MuseumThe Ffestiniog RailwaySculpteoShapewaysMakerBotPD ModelsThursday, 30 May 13
    • Thank youVijay Paul of DotSanDigital SurveysJulian BirleyAlice Taylor and the MakieLab crewDean VipondDan CrowThe Bala Lake RailwayThe Welsh Slate MuseumThe Ffestiniog RailwaySculpteoShapewaysMakerBotPD ModelsMy wife and Sam and TomThursday, 30 May 13