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The AIO Robotics Zeus Teleportation Box, the First 3D Printer Fax Machine and more…

Teleportation, the ability to send an object from one location to another without the object moving through space is actually far closer than you could imagine, its already here.

AIO Robotics have this week released the Zeus 3D printer and scanner that like a fax machine can send an image, 3D in this case, from one fax machine to another. The scanner is able to digitize objects up to 5 inches high at a resolution of 125 microns; the printer is a standard plastic filament printer able to print at 80 micron resolution.

The clever bit is the ability to exchange 3D images between printers over the internet, automatically. A feature that gives this little grey box teleportation abilities. True teleportation does of course require the original to be destroyed, that is up to the sender of the object for now.

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The Digitizer, the Desktop 3D Scanner from MakerBot…

MakerBot, makers of 3D printers for the masses has once again broken new ground, showcasing a prototype desktop 3D scanner, the Digitizer. A new way to create the increasingly important 3D model, now 3D models can be created in minutes ready to print.

MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis made an impression in Austin Texas; he’s making a habit of it. SXSW 2009 Bre presented the groundbreaking 3D Printer Cupcake, followed last year by the amazing Replicator 2 range of 3D printers. This year Bre was on form once more stunning the crowd with the Digitizer.

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