3D Printing Can’t Come Fast Enough

lock cylinder

Yesterday, I purchased a replacement tailgate lock cylinder for a 2003 Cadillac Escalade for $200, and that was after searching on the internet for the lowest possible price. The cylinder was about 2″ long and came in a UPS Priority Mail envelope. It looked like it should have cost $5-$10. Cadillac completely ripped me off. Call it price gouging, whatever. I was ripped off, and I don’t like it.

A few years from now custom manufacturing will allow me to print out my own replacement, without having to deal with Cadillac. I seeĀ change coming. It must happen.

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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