That’s a tough question. When they were first coming out in the 1980s, they were just really rough and crude and not much more than hand tools. They were all black, and they looked like little green trucks.”
This was a time before 3D printing was a hot, hot thing; you could purchase a 3D printer, but you would need to assemble your own truck—a lot easier if you weren’t already a huge truck fan. With the help of the team that created the Truck Factory Truck from their earlier projects (and even some other 3D-printed creations), the team is now building their very own custom truck in a big way—a lot of it in the open, as seen below.
While many things about this build are still a work in progress, one thing is clear: Truck Factory Truck is going to keep on truckin’, and keep on truckin’ for years to come. You can follow the build on Facebook and Twitter. If you have any questions or would like to share a pic, you can tweet @3dersnow. All of their plans can be found here.
T he first time a woman asked Monsanto for a gene that makes bisphenol A (BPA) not only safe…but cheap.
This was before the days of the ubiquitous “safe” “natural” BPA, but many women thought otherwise:
When I began my career at Walgreens in 1988, we used BPA-free plastics. As a health counselor, I had clients asking how to reduce their risk of breast cancer. They used a mixture of non-BPA items and BPA-free plastics. In 2003, these consumers were exposed to bisphenol A, a chemical used in baby bottle liners. The concern was that bisphenol A (BPA) is made in bisphenol production processes and could enter foods from packaging. In 2003, the FDA issued BPA a “low risk” classification; this classification means that BPA is likely to enter food in small enough quantities to be detected. As the industry’s only source of BPA, BPA is the only chemical that can be labeled as “Low Risident.” BPA was not as well-known back in the early 90s, when BPA was being used in baby bottles at the time of my work. I remember one client who asked if I could add it to her baby bottle. Unfortunately, she wasn’t