[T]echnology continues to amaze me. Here is a short documentary about how a huge variety of working machines, tools, and other objects can be created and reproduced by a resin-based 3D printing system. Just imagine its applications for creating working models, prototypes, visual aids, and even production items for distribution.
Recently I was able to observe one of these machines in action at one of our local high school technology labs. Instructors were using it to help students create visual models of molecular structures.
Want to buy your own 3D printer and try it out? Here are some commercial sources:
- http://store.makerbot.com/replicator2.html?ac=BI1-3DP-1 d
Watch this video to see a printer reproduce a working, usable, resin copy of a large crescent wrench. Wow!