Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sculpture and 3D Printing

If you've never seen sculpture arrise from a primordial goo, you've never seen 3D printing. You know it's state of the art technology, but it still seems like magic.
Peter DaSilva for The New York Times
Scott Summit, co-founder of Bespoke Innovations, with a prosthetic limb.

Kevin Moloney for The New York Times
Charles Overy, founder of LGM, with a model of a resort in Vail, Colo. “We used to take two months to build $100,000 models,” he said, adding that now they cost about $2,000.

Read the New York Times article, A Technology Sets Inventors Free to Dream, by Ashlee Vance.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)

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