Looks interesting, but even after watching the video, the new technique wasn't very clear to me. Is the figure built up from the central axis out? Or is it built up over time with multiple coincident laser passes in the volume of the figure? It looks like the resulting figure is transparent -- is that needed for the process to work?
In my experience, a true test for a 3d printer is to print a 1/4 inch bolt and a 1/4 inch nut, and after it's done screw them together.
A soft version of Rodan's Thinker is no test for precision, constitency, and integrity of form.
The innovative new medium is exciting, but I'm disappointed that keen minds, considered that as a valid example.
I would challenge them to my test, or concede the technology as more development time in it's future.
I was very interested in what he said about reversing the process of a CAT scan; made me wonder if they will find a way to replace the light projection with interacting graduated magnetic fields, to fashion things out of ferrous materials. As is, it appears the printer can only make things out of this one resin.
Also I would imagine that the emitters will be replaced with something more like phased-array or synthetic-aperture radar, so the object being printed can sit still, and the emitters rotate virtually.
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