Army researchers use 3D printers for speedy prototypes

Some cool fast prototype machining pictures:

Army researchers use 3D printers for fast prototypes
rapid prototype machining

Image by RDECOM
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — When you walk into this investigation lab you hear the overpowering hum of massive machines with robotic components swinging past viewing windows as technicians spray objects with lasers attached to limber metallic arms.

Fifty years ago what goes on in this lab would have been deemed science fiction, but what these Army researchers do is scientific reality.

These artisan engineers create 3-dimensional objects out of plastic and metal in printers that seem much more like Star Trek replicators.

Read much more at go.usa.gov/YTEw

Army researchers use 3D printers for speedy prototypes
rapid prototype machining

Image by RDECOM
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — When you walk into this research lab you hear the overpowering hum of enormous machines with robotic parts swinging previous viewing windows as technicians spray objects with lasers attached to limber metallic arms.

Fifty years ago what goes on in this lab would have been considered science fiction, but what these Army researchers do is scientific truth.

These artisan engineers produce three-dimensional objects out of plastic and metal in printers that appear much more like Star Trek replicators.

Study much more at go.usa.gov/YTEw

(Post from rapid prototyping companies in china blog)

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