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Author McMains, Sara
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract From the holodeck in "Star Trek" to the slice-by-slice reconstruction of the alien Leeloo played by actress Milla Jovovich in the movie The Fifth Element, science fiction has long predicted the possibility of automated one-off construction of the most complex objects from a stream of digital information. While we are still a long way from being able to build living beings in this manner, digitally controlled layered manufacturing (LM) technologies are transforming prototyping and mass customization of mechanical and biomedical parts of extraordinary geometric complexity.
Description Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley (McMains, Sara)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 48
Issue Number 6
Page Count 7
Starting Page 50
Ending Page 56


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Source: ACM Digital Library