PUNCH ‘PRINT’ FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT

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By David Pescovitz
Small Times Columnist

July 25, 2003 – Imagine your kitchen blender conks out the day you’re hosting a large cocktail party. You search an online catalog, decide on a model, and click the “buy” button. But instead of waiting three days for the appliance to be shipped to your door, a new kind of printer on your desk springs into action. Layer by layer, the miraculous machine squirts out various materials to form the chassis, the electronics, the motors – literally building the blender for you from the bottom up in a matter of hours…

…”liquid gold” consists of gold nanocrystals…

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