A Virtual Reality Future For 3D Printing?

A Virtual Reality Future For 3D Printing?

A fascinating animated GIF shows what might be the future for for 3D printing.


The short GIF sequence shows several scenarios involving future (and perhaps even present-day) scenarios involving virtual reality, such as playing chess on a virtual board, while no board actually exists. 

A Virtual Reality Future For 3D Printing?

The part we’re interested in demonstrates a possible 3D printer workflow. A person uses virtual reality to quickly design a vase, shaping the contours with her fingers and placing a pre-made flower on it. Then by placing the virtual creation inside a handy 3D printer, the print operation begins and produces a vase matching the design. 

We don’t believe this functionality is available today, but we suspect it could be built as most of the pieces are not new technology. 


Would you design objects and send them to your 3D printer in this way? 

Via Gfycat

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on pinterest
Pinterest

Behold: Pico CAD

Game developer Johan Peitz posted a tweet recently with an animation of a project he’s working on called Pico CAD, an 8-bit 3D modeling tool.

Read More »

Email us

Feedback, Tips?

We’ll use the details you provide on this form to contact you regarding your inquiry. You can read our Privacy Policy here.

Be Informed!

Keep up to date on the latest developments in 3D printing and additive manufacturing