Scientists Have Built a Real Star Trek ‘Replicator’ That Builds Objects With Light

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on ScienceAlert February 3, 2019 at 06:49PM.)

3D printers work by laboriously printing objects layer by layer. For larger objects, that process can take hours or even days.

But now scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have found a shortcut: a printer that can fabricate objects in one shot using light – and which could, potentially, revolutionize rapid manufacturing technology.

The research, published in the journal Science yesterday, describes a printer the researchers nicknamed “the replicator” in a nod to Star Trek.

It works more like a computed tomography (CT) scan than a conventional 3D printer.

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This article and images were originally posted on [ScienceAlert] February 3, 2019 at 06:49PM. Credit to the original author and ScienceAlert | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

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