Before going to know how the new 3D printer will work first we need to know how our general 3D Printer works
3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.
It works by extruding molten plastic through a tiny nozzle that it moves around precisely under computer control.
It prints one layer, waits for it to dry, and then prints the next layer on top.
The 3d printing process turns a whole object into thousands of tiny little slices, then makes it from the bottom-up, slice by slice. Those tiny layers stick together to form a solid object.
The research, published in the journal Science yesterday, describes a printer the researchers nicknamed “the replicator” in a nod to “Star Trek.”
Scientists call it as the Replicator. how it works?
It is more like a computed tomography (CT) scan than a conventional 3D printer. It builds a 3D image by scanning an object from multiple angles, then projects it into a tube of synthetic resin that solidifies when exposed to certain intensities of light. In two minutes, for instance, the team was able to fabricate a tiny figurine of Auguste Rodin’s famous “The Thinker” statue.
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