Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Personal Portable 3D Printer
A new 3D printer is coming onto the market. Apparently it's a breeze to operate, and only costs $1500.
If we couple this technology with vision technology that allows you to import physical objects into the software - scanning technology, if you will - then we have a system that can reproduce objects.
Imagine the carnival novelty: get a 3D portrait in thermoplastic. Remember those vacuum form machines at fairs? They'd manufacture a novelty idem for you in real time, using automated machinery. This would do that one a step better, by allowing you to create from physical input. Of course, you could still print out novelty items: License plate frames, eyeglass frames, toys, models and so on.