This is so miraculous that I’m fully prepared to hear from someone that we’ve all been hoaxed. But until I hear that, I’m still amazed. I don’t often publish gee-whiz articles, but, gee whiz, this is really something.
Introducing the 3D printer, which takes an object like a wrench and produces a duplicate made from a specially-engineered composite material that starts out as a powder.
I’m quite sure that we’ll surpass this technology too in just a short time, but it still is the most amazing thing I’ve seen recently. No, it doesn’t make three-dimensional prints. It duplicates the actual item. Thanks to Serena and Janis.
And Ron sends in the following:
Funny coincidence that yesterday I ran across an article on a 3-D chocolate printer!
That led me to an article about an entire car body that was printed in 3-D – it seems to be very much for real.
What would be really amazing is to be able to work with graphene or something similarly light and strong in a 3-D printer. It would revolutionize many industries.