Thursday, July 12, 2007

3-D printers

As a child, Hod Lipson lost Lego pieces constantly. Now the 39-year-old director of Cornell University’s Computational Synthesis Lab can build replacement parts on the spot. Completed last year, Lipson’s fabrication machine, called a “fabber,” can print thousands of three-dimensional objects, everything from toy parts to artificial muscles, using dozens of materials, including PlayDoh, peanut butter and silicone, by following simple directions sent to it by a PC. About the size of a microwave, the fabber costs $2,300 to assemble—roughly one tenth the cost of commercial 3-D printers.
I am going to get one those as it gets to the streets,,,


Meticulousness said...

Seriously, how would you hang a 3D image on the wall or fit it in an album?

Red Dragon said...

create a #D album :p

Meticulousness said...

If you want to collect 3D printed objects that is XD

Nella said...

umm,..since i'm not sure i got comment? xD

and hey! long time lol ;)