February 27, 2004

3D Printing

Someone on The WELL mentioned Stratasys as a stock they just bought. I'd never heard of the company before so went to their homepage to check 'em out.

What they're doing is very cool: three-dimensional "printing" of prototypes. I'm reminded of the scene in the movie Fifth Element, where the robotic arms literally "stitch together" the fifth element, played by Milla Jovovich, who gets one of the greatest screen introductions of a film character since Omar Sharif came out of the horizon on camel.

First, be sure to check out the video of the "FDM process" they use to build stuff.

One wonders what the chemical and solid wastes are that these machines create over time.

Posted by brian at February 27, 2004 07:19 AM

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