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3D Technology : Modeling of the Virtual Into Visible and Invisible Using TV Video Printing and Light
3D technology has been around since the 1950s.
The implications of 3D printers, televisions and video are staggering on the 21st century. There are aspects of what this technology may change for human beings, that will only be assessed fully, in the road ahead. In many ways, the implications reach far beyond our lifetimes, so many of us many not live to see them pass.
3D technology has been around since the 1950s. The Cold War saw 3D, which was when it was first introduced by Hollywood. We all remember what 3D began as, with only primitive 3D view glasses, one red and one green in color. Since then, time and creative genius has allowed for advancements that have led to the newest incarnation of 3D television and 3D video technologies.
These are much more advanced than the original 3D since first created, but they are based on mostly the same scientific principles of optically rendered visual distortion, that is redefined through altering the retinal perspective and interpretation of light by the eyes.
The newest innovation has come in the form of 3D printer technologies, but this time the power of rendering and modeling software, has created something altogether new. It has made it possible to make the virtually imaged into reality physically. 3D printers are used to create food, metals, ceramics and even organ transplant surgery. Current science barely uses the full potential of such innovations.
Watch this video below to see how far 3D printing has come.
Professional level 3D printing
The CEO of 3D systems Abe Reichental talks 3D printers.
" Today most of our customers are in transportation, recreation, consumer health care, and those include all of the automotive companies, major hearing aid and orthodontics, and dental companies, toy companies. We really span the entire range, and our new customers are educators and schools.".
" There are a lot of good competitors in this business, our business model I think is very compelling and unique. In the sense that we are monetizing technology into multiple print engines. We're the only company that has six print engines. We have multiple revenue streams that include printers, print materials, print services, and a growing portion of content that we think are really going to accelerate our growth."
3D TV and Video
These innovations are beginning to show up now at reasonable prices for the large and small business commercial markets. Although when and if 3D TV and video will be applicable to the modern usage is questionable, due to the problematic issues of using volumetrics. It is a little beyond the scope of this article.
Presently researchers are dealing with a wide range of approach to make them, with lasers and pivoting or vibrating mirrors. Be that as it may, as I said, the most effortless approach to really make them is in 3D. This fundamentally is the reason 3D printing innovation is going to progress before the majority of the visual arranged 3D TV and video will for the general population to utilize.
Tech Crunch recently said,"Whether you buy into the hype or not, it’s plain fact that 3D is everywhere these days. From movies and games to laptops and handhelds, pretty much every screen in the house is going to be 3D-capable in a year or so, even if you opt not to display any 3D content on it. Those of you who choose that path may stop reading now, and come back a little later when you change your mind. Because if you have kids or enjoy movies and games, there will be a point where you’re convinced, perhaps by a single standout piece of media, that 3D is worth it at least some of the time."
Corporate 3D Printing...
3D printing has been completely utilitarian for a couple of years, however not everybody understands the astounding possibilities that it opens for the data age. Just about everything that encompasses us on the planet today is made through 3D printing and displaying. Most manufactured items have been outlined, designed, considered and prototyped utilized a 3D printer or something to that affect.
3D Systems is presently the organization at the front line of 3D printing, as inventors of the most practical frameworks utilizing this type of innovation. Their uniting of 3D displaying and rendering, that joins with the force of physical printing or chiseling is changing the substance of creation. With 3D printers articles can be yielded for printing into structure utilizing plastics, metals, and from different composite materials, making physical creation workable for various businesses.
A startup company called Rohinni says, "We print light."
Rohinni has invented an LED light product aptly named Lightpaper. It is paper thin and can be used to print almost anything imaginable. Lightpaper is made with a mixture of ink and extremely small LEDs. This mixture is applied to a conductive layer surface, which is then sealed between two external layered pieces. There are diodes that are smaller than human red blood cells within Lightpaper. When these diodes are exposed to a current, they light up like magic.
A paper thin LED light surface like this needs no batteries, can be made into any shape desired by designers, qualifies as a true eco-friendly medium to work with and should be cheap to manufacture. This idea not only sounds cool, but could be both useful and fun to work with. Imagine what the average person could do with the ability to print information and designs that utilize light as the primary element. State of the art lighting could replace fine art, television screens, window tinting, logos on mobile devices and may eliminate lighting fixtures, lamps and light bulbs. Lightpaper could change how we read, write, advertise, take pictures, design clothes, decorate their cribs, add bling to cars, spray paint graffiti, and even finger paint.
Worldwide consumers could have light printing at their fingertips by the end of 2015. Since LED activated products are paper thin, their use in modern technologies could decrease the weight of many devices, much the way transistors miniaturized many forms of technology in the last century. The most immediate applications will likely involve TVs, mobile devices and printed media, all being rendered much thinner and lighter in weight.
One marketing executive at Rhohinni, "Anywhere there is light, this could replace it."
This bold statement isn't far from the truth, the many applications that LED paper opens up for development is sure to spawn wider interest globally. As an improved version Lightpaper is made available in the coming months, companies like Rhohinni are taking their innovation to the commercial and industrial markets. Where the light is sure to shine as bright as the profits made from Lightpaper sales.
The first attempts at designing an invisibility cloak tried to utilize funneled light more smoothly or elongated electromagnetic waves surrounding an object, so as to render it invisible. These earliest prototype cloaks were unrealistic and problematic. They needed to be thicker and larger than the actual object being rendered undetectable, but more recent developments have turned invisibility cloak research into a reachable reality. This recent leap from the realm of science fiction to science fact is a thinner device for invisibility cloaking called the skin cloak.
New research published in the University of Berkeley paper entitled, "An Ultra-Thin Invisibility Skin Cloak for Visible Light" was cited by Science magazine,"...the new cloak changes light waves bouncing off an object on a surface to erase the distortions the object would otherwise imprint on the waves, effectively hiding the thing from view. To do that, the researchers apply a metasurface — a skintight layer of transparent insulator decorated with rectangles of gold of different sizes—that act like little antennas radiating in concert." The skin cloak circumvents natural laws with distributed phase shifts, rerouted wavelengths and light reflected variations rendering objects invisible.
How light scatters when interacting with matter, allows objects to be seen. Such interactions occur in observation of natural materials can be circumvented by using metamaterials, since their optical properties come from their physical structures not chemical compositions. In Berkeley research, a red light hit a random shaped 3D object wrapped in the skin cloak causes the light reflected off the surface to take on the visible characteristics of light reflecting from a flat mirror. Objects underneath use this mirror-effect to create invisibility by switching the gold nanoantennas on or off in polarization.
Harry Potter says this to see hidden things on the Marauder's Map, like scientists must understand how reality works to develop invisibility. Harry Potter had an invisibility cloak in The Sorcerer's Stone, but it couldn't cloak large objects or hide the sounds made by someone wearing it. The future implications of 3D invisibility cloaking are numerous, especially in the fields of personal security surveillance and covert spy technologies. Invisibility is still in early development and not just science fiction anymore.
Humanitarian 3D printing...
Enrico Dini is a digital renaissance person that is considered the humanitarian thinker of the 3D printer world. He has proposed the capacity to manufacture shabby lodging and homes for the world using 3D printing. His visionary goal is much the same as the Usonian family homes proposed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Still as significant as his objectives with 3D printing may be, such thoughts have been met with all around doubt and contention about how this may affect society.
It is reasonable to theorize that 3D printers will disturb a few commercial ventures, industries and the industrial markets someday soon.
Cars can been modified by mechanical autonomy, now it will see changes in manufacture of parts and building materials outline. The restorative field has as of now immediately seen a rush of new capacities, that may substitute the requirement for human creating of things like pacemakers, mayo electric arms, substitution appendages and perhaps other orthopedic things. Most likely this innovation will have sway on expressions of the human experience and any commercial enterprises that model, form, or utilize creation for their items. Numerous sorts of mechanical production system development could possibly be supplanted by innovative 3D printing workstations.
Another effect of 3D printing is what we characterize as computerized substance and digital content. Various companies are ready to market this sort innovation to the overall population, they are not by any means the only powers in the business sectors that want this. Having perceived how computerized sound, CD copiers and DVD changed the music and film commercial enterprises, numerous organizations are presumably going to try to organize 3D printing innovation. It possibly that 3D printers turn out to be very managed gadgets, such that their proprietorship and use perhaps constrained to secure encroachment of Intellectual Property rights and many other debates sure to come.
IIf eventually each family and home had a 3D printer, there would be no compelling reason to purchase parts from your neighborhood auto merchant, electronic repair shop, or other manufacture master. This is a sensible plausibility, one that is not liable to sit well with the proprietors of numerous copyrights on gadgets all through the world. 3D printing could affect numerous businesses.
Either way 3D printing is the next wave and it's here to stay.
© 2015 Blake Ford Hall