I believe the other company might have been Helisys which used the Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM) rapid prototyping process. I have seen this process also and as stated below it has advantages and disadvantages (like every rapid prototyping process).
No doubt 3D printing is becomming very common these days but initially this tecnology was considered too expensive but after reading this post i am very excited to hear that a 3D printer can come within$1000 as well and that can be used very easily in house holds as well .This is really amazing .
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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