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The Next Best Thing to a Replicator

Gareth at says:

I love some of the insanely great things that people are doing with rapid prototyping technology. Here, members of the Swedish design group FRONT use motion capture tech to record the free-handed strokes of their furniture drawing and then a rapid prototyping machine fabs the pieces they’ve drawn in liquid plastic. It’s something like this which reminds me I’m actually living in the 21st century.

The video is pretty mind-blowing. Imagine being able to draw furniture or objets d’art, a la Harold and the Purple Crayon, and have them suddenly made “real.”

Posted in News, Science November 2nd, 2006 by Chip
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