3D Printing in Iron Man 2

3D printing was used to great effect in Iron Man 2. Jason Lopes, a systems engineer at Legacy Effects, talks about using Objet Geometry’s 3D printing technology. The printer uses an ink cartridge of powdered plastic to print an ultra-thin layer, which is then “cured” using ultraviolet light and swabbed with paint as a finishing touch. From concept to prototype, the process takes mere hours.

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