This new type of 3D printing was inspired by Terminator 2

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This new 3D printing technology by Carbon 3d looks like science fiction. But it’s entirely real. Vox’s Joseph Stromberg explains. For more on how it works:

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  • Print food in minutes; yes it's been done already but this is way faster.

    Julius Elvin Toledo April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • This all sounds awesome (minutes for a print job!!! 😀 ) but what do people who've used this thing think of it? How affordable is it? How often do parts break down? What's the cost of the goo? How long before you have to buy a new machine? Etc

    WarlordSquerk April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Hez, Well Done. stretch call What's your opinion aeout 11

    Juni Lundqvist April 13, 2016 9:42 pm

    Alyssa Roussel April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • I need it

    Raymon Rodriguez April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Are these for sale for public? Because I want this m8

    SlenderEnder April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • vox be smacking tf outta me with them ads

    Low Jermaine April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • You kiding me!

    Myrslokstok April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • This is nothing new. It was invented about 30 years ago lol

    Max Walczak April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • I love how already theres a "conventional" 3D printer

    iwillpwnu Stopstalkingme April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Your title and claims are wholly inaccurate.

    Wicked Designs April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Lol, we've been using this tech at work since 2007

    tyang1064 April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • 3D Printing is anything but a "niche" industry. Jewelers use is en masse, it's exploding in the dental field, hearing aid companies are almost always are using 3D printing to mass produce ear shells. (with bio-compatible materials) I'm not sure where you're getting the niche thing from.

    Devon Truscott April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • hey, what's up@ great jpb! porter tip #

    Lenny Weber April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • looks gooey

    easterislehead April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Une porte de tour Eiffel de cuisson. Tout ce que j'ai besoin.

    X Files April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • This is the future

    Paris Parle April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • I think I saw this as kickstarters 3-4 years ago. Single laser or whole layer with projector and UV lamp.

    thePavuk April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • no way it takes hours to print that Eiffel tower

    enragedcracker .Mufasa April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • The current style of 3D printer is fun to watch and mess around with but this just looks like witchcraft… Like you're reaching into the liquid and pulling out what you imagined.

    SoG Watchman April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • I thought this was reversed footage of wax objects being lowered into a melting pot.

    Daniel April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Some people donated a 3D printer to my school and I made a fucking snowflake ornament. Top that.

    (Also we made bubble wands for science class😎)

    Bea S April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • the narrator is so fucking annoying

    Mark Shawn April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Why can't we just move away from plastic man

    dapz ogunfuye April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Wait know I can make my dream come true. A earth size dildo.

    Boba Fett April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • That is FUCKING incredible.

    Inky Hip April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
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    kalin blagov April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • 3D System should be very excited because they can file another patent lawsuit against a company.

    HKYT649 April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • is the material recyclable, if not at home, at a processing plant?

    rainbowsalads April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Am I misunderstanding–Isn't this method of 3D printing older than filament based printing?

    Engineering Nonsense April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Terminator. I has to be called the Terminator.

    Quantum Leap April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • This has been around for ages and is not a viable method for creating long lasting or usable parts, it is however a fast way to create a tangible prototype, its called stereolithography, so sick of people making "informative videos" on YouTube, not doing any research and just over inflating everything to sound like they are in the know.

    Tim Lucas April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • "which prints in minuets instead of hours"

    An FFF type of printer could probably print that 3 and a half inch tall Eiffel tower nearly as fast. If you didn't notice that makerbot was printing an object that completely filled its much larger build volume. Although FFF printers won't deal with small detail print speeds as well because of having to move the printhead around so much.

    To further exemplify this. If I had to guess, the makerbot print was at least 6 times larger. So it should only take 6 times longer, correct? Unfortunately Thats not how our universe works. According to the square cube law, as an object grows in dimensional size it much more substantially grows in volume (and therefore weight and substance as well). If my estimations on the sizes are close and my math is right, then using ONLY the information gathered from this video, I could calculate that it would take the Carbon3D printer over 3 and a half hours to complete that print.

    You do this by simply applying the square cube law. According to my estimations, if the Eiffel tower is 6 times smaller in dimension, then the makerbot print should have a VOLUME of 36x its size, meaning the print should actually take 36x longer, or about 216 minuets.

    In conclusion to this. Using the visual and timed information from this video, you can estimate that neither printer is going to be much of a faster solution than the other.

    Then again I could just be a total dumb ass and wrong.

    Luke AOD April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Come with me if you want to print in 3D.

    yelistener April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • What's the name of the music?
    I looked up the music titles mentioned at the end of the video but with no luck, I also tried Shazam and it didn't work as well.

    TuscaniManiac April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Buy if it activated by UV light, the sun will fuck it up…

    TosiKivaIhminen April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • This is nothing short of amazing!

    Interesting Ted April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • name of song/melody?

    EzzE April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • I worked on this technology in College in 2001

    Brian Glassman April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • when i saw terminator 2 i was like "omg i wish i could do that irl"( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    poteitpålægg OFFICIAL April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • i want one like everybody does. but my problem is there is only one type of plastic liquid to work with so you cant really make anything useable. just art. but very kool art.

    Tom Slaymaker April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • stereolithography

    skyhawk551 April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • how much does it cost? 3000000€?

    StarTrek123456 April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • unbelievably fast

    Judith Palenski April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • You posted this in 2015 and claim it's "New"? You're way behind the curve on this technology. Do your homework before putting out videos that only make you look uneducated and incompetent at your job.

    samoanpunch April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Interesting find.

    Geronimo Williamson April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Alright, how much do you want for the possessed goo

    Luciano Martinez April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Holy Fuck!!!

    Print stuff with lasers!!!

    I could see this working on metal if you were to cram enough tech into it!!!

    Laser sharpened Knifes damn killing your husband or wife just got way easier! !!

    Or lasering out cancerous tumours!!!

    Digital Violence April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • The innovation appears to be in reversing the position of the curing light, underneath instead of above the resin bath–but I don't know whether this makes it inherently faster. Unrelated to this, please be aware that there's no way 3D printed polymer items can be as strong as injection molded products since anyone who has worked around injection knows that pressurizing polymer in the mold until cool increases its strength by orders of magnitude. More plastic is used because it ends up denser. Same for sintered metals: they are not as strong as the same metal piece made by forging. That's why cast crankshafts are weaker than forged. However, the new ModuMetal process might be a breakthrough, as a kind of electroforming on steroids: ten times stronger they say!

    Shandor April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
  • how much is it.

    commanderforo gaming and unboxing April 13, 2016 9:42 pm
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