3D printing in film industry: three-dimensional printing in the most popular TV series of modernity
- December 9, 2013
Every day, three-dimensional printing enters daily living. Mentions of these technologies in media and popular TV programs are not limited to stories about plastic shoes or jewelry. In this article we will tell you how 3D printing is used in modern film industry.
Here are examples of use of 3D printing and mentions of it in famous films and television series of the present:
• Jurassic Park 3
12 years ago famous Hollywood movie showed us that with device called «Rapid Prototyper» one can replicate the larynx of a Velociraptor that could simulate voice of monsters and rescue main characters of the movie.
Now this technology has become a reality and today using 3D bio printer one can replicate human organs.
• The Big Bang Theory
In one of the episodes of the 6th season of the popular television series about physicists from the University of MIT, main hero decides to buy used 3D printer and 3D scanner to print figures of various superheroes. But soon he had to give back the device because of its cost (at that time it was about 5 thousand dollars).
In today's saga about adventures of Sherlock Holmes, in one of the episodes of the second season, the main murder weapon was 3D printed gun.
The film has quite realistically shown capabilities of 3D printing and danger of 3D weapons.
• Grey's Anatomy
Script writers of famous American series about physicians decided to make CubeX Printer from 3D Systems a hero of one of the episodes of the popular TV series. In this series, Dr. Gray begins working on research project on printing biomaterials using 3D printer, hospital specially buys for this purpose.
In view of topic relevance, they have decided to further develop the theme of 3D printing in the series.
Fields of application of 3D printing gradually expand and influence of 3D printing on modern technology development is undoubtedly large. Learn about fields of application of 3D printing, see the process of three-dimensional printing with your own eyes at exhibition of advanced 3D printing technology 3D Print Expo to be held on February 13-14 in ECC "Sokolniki" (Moscow).
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ECC "Sokolniki", pavilion 2, 5-iy Luchevoy prosek, 7/1