Monday, May 19, 2014

two kegs?

At $495 this can persuade someone considering a RS Monarch Plus.

It's a lot cheaper than the Double Barrel Air CS at $667, and hovers a shim's width above the Monarch Plus's $491.

And if you're the Drive-In Surgery sort, slowly replacing your body's surgical stainless steel hardware with titanium bits, I'm pretty sure the weight (at 295g it's lighter than the Monarch Plus (325g) or the DB Air CS (509g)) has you cancelling that one scheduled surgery to swap out the collarbone plating.

Qs for knowledge-stuffing at the Luddite-peopled non-Technophile end of the social stratum:

How long would development of this shock have taken without 3D printing in prototype stage?

How much material was saved by 3D printing during development?

How much $$ was saved?

Inverted:

If 3D printers hadn't come along, and hadn't evolved to the point they were during the DBInline's process,

when would this have been released?

how much would it have cost MSRP?

how much would it have cost in materials used-discarded-recycled during development?  consider here "cost" includes environmental cost of extracting, creating, using and post-use discarding/processing of materials (metals, etc) used pre-3D-printing.

Sy Syms thinks we should know.

6 comments:

Harold Caidagh said...

how much would it have cost in materials used-discarded-recycled during development? consider here "cost" includes environmental cost of extracting, creating, using and post-use discarding/processing of materials (metals, etc) used pre-3D-printing.

This angle sells on NPR. Since NPR-listening progressive tasteful consumers with a Green conscience make up a good part of the social media Mackay Mob, someone missed a golden shilling opportunity when writing a product review.

I'd be redfaced, Chet.

snooty middle aged hipster said...

Mackay Mob?

I don't think they are followers of Dischord Records, Fugazi, Teen Idles, or anything like that.

Maybe you are talking about old Benton? I don't think the AT allows MTBs.

Harold Caidagh said...

Did you see an "e" in there?

Harold Caidagh said...

(throws down iPhone and runs to men's room to cry in shame)

internet panic said...

HIPSTERPHOBE!

bro among bros, bro said...

y u no mention Fox bro?