This 3D Printer ‘Grows’ Objects Out of a Pool of Liquid Like the Terminator

The T-1000 in Terminator 2 is one of the most iconic bad guys of all time, thanks in no small part to the amazing special effects that were really ahead of their time when the film first came out.

But if you thought it was amazing back then, you’ll be blown away by the new 3D printer technology that uses the exact same process to create its sculpts.

Normally a 3D printer works by gradually adding layers of resin/plastic/metal to build the item from the ground up. This one though works by using a photosensitive resin that reacts to UV light and oxygen. This then means that it can be almost ‘pulled’ upwards into the precise shape it needs to be.

What’s more is that this process results in a much smoother final product without the small ‘ripples’ that are normally created. This may be the next big step for 3D printing but it’s important to note that it won’t yet work with all the same materials as a regular printer.

For those worried about Skynet, now might be the time to shotgun the machine – called Carbon3D – straight into a smelting pool of lava. Hasta la vista 3D!

Source – Carbon3D

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