16 March 2007

digital -> analog

Here's a couple of images of a part built by our ZCorp Spectrum 510 printer, courtesy of David Cawley. The printer uses a type of powder infused with a binder by color ink jet heads, which also contains the dye that gave it color. When the parts come out of the machine they are very brittle, but this one has been infused with paraffin wax, which makes it stronger and also enhances the color. You can't see all the detail inside - there's also a spiral staircase from top to bottom.

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