April 20, 2014

Bestcomputerscienceschools.net has published a nice infographic titled "3D Printing: One Step Closer To A Star Trek Future" to help illustrate the power of 3D printing.

"On the original Star Trek TV series from the 1960s, they had their fictional replicator technology that materialized food, drink and non-edible objects. ... 3D printing is turning fiction into fact. There's even a 3D printer by MakerBot Industries called the Replicator. Okay, we're not quite at the Star Trek level yet, but the number of objects we can 'print' is quickly growing, and the list includes useful things such as human organs, limbs and even synthetic food including pizza."

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via Best Computer Science Schools


Posted in 3D Printing Technology

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johnohara wrote at 4/21/2014 3:16:13 PM:

Although the research looks promising, and Dr. Atala's TED talks are truly inspiring, it is not possible in 2014 to print fully functional replacement organs. Inferring that it is in the same sentence as synthetic pizza undermines the credibility of this infographic.

Pooya wrote at 4/21/2014 10:23:24 AM:

From what I read Stratasys paid $403 million ($403M) for MakerBot and not $400 billion ($400B) so I guess this needs to be corrected.

anon wrote at 4/21/2014 5:14:24 AM:

LOL, $400B - typo, it wasn't $400 billion dollars for MakerBot.

Chris wrote at 4/21/2014 5:13:12 AM:

There's a few mistakes in this infographic. First, the Star Trek Replicator was not in the original series, but in The Next Generation. Second, it states that Stratasys bought MakerBot for $400B instead of $400M (Million) Some more proofreading by the creator of that infographic would have been nice.

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