BBC NEWS | Technology | Printers produce copies in 3D: They “print” things. Not pictures of things, but actually, three-dimensional things.
“The machines work by placing layers of a powdery material on top of each other to create a real-life model of a digital image. ‘With hundreds and sometimes thousands of layers, we can develop a prototype that works, from coffee cups to car parts, in a variety of textures and colours,’ said Andy DeHart of the Z Corporation which makes 3D printers.”
It’s like Star Trek. “Computer, beam me up a Porsche, please.” (I’m sorry, that’s probably way out of context. I was never a Trekkie…)