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February 01, 2013 – Comments (2)

Hey man, these images are really cool and right up your alley!

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3D printer reveals mathematical beauty – and surprise
10:19 01 February 2013
http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/3d-archimedes


Sometimes visualising a geometrical proof can make understanding it so much easier. Now mathematicians Elizabeth Slavkovsky and Oliver Knill, both of Harvard University, have taken a step in that direction with 3D printing. They have given form to a variety of mathematical shapes, recalling ancient Greek technology and even the shadows of the fourth dimension. They reckon that 3D printers, by making it easy to turn equations into objects, could become a powerful force in mathematics education. Jacob Aron

Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/3d-archimedes


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#1) On February 01, 2013 at 10:54 PM, whereaminow (22.06) wrote:

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3D printer also makes government laws regarding the manufacture of certain self defense weapons and their accessories completely obselete.

The market wins again.

David in Liberty

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#2) On February 06, 2013 at 12:49 PM, EquityDigest (< 20) wrote:

Sigma Labs, Inc. (OTCBB: SGLB) announced today that it has filed a new provisional patent application that will enable rapid process qualification and part certification for 3D Printing of critical metal parts. $SGLB

 

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