Via KurzweilAI.net — I do a lot of blogging about 3D printing and other rapid technologies (rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, 3D modeling and visualization, et.al.) and this is one cool use for 3D printing.
Iron Man 2′s Secret Sauce: 3-D Printing Fast Company, May 7, 2010
Maybe the most cutting-edge facet of Iron Man 2′s production was the real-life fabrication of the suits: using 3-D printers, the film’s production company, Legacy Effects, was able to have artists draw an art concept, input into a CAD program, and then physically make that concept in just four hours.
This video accompanied the original KurzweilAI post: