Eclectic Curiosity

Posted on August 22nd, 2003, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

Already used by many leading companies around the world for developing their product prototypes, 3-D printing looks to be getting closer and closer to showing up at your neighbourhood Kinkos. Developed by MIT offshoot Z Corporation (and others), the 3-D printer takes mere hours or even minutes to translate any digital image into a solid, useable three dimensional model. It works by building layer upon layer in precise shapes and colours using various powders and adhesives. The invention is being heralded by some as world-changing technology.

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