3D printing, from fiction to reality
This is Rachael, a Nexus-7 android robot called replicant by the Tyrell Corporation, taken from a Blade Runner movie scene (1982). She doesn’t know she is a machine. How was she built ? She might exist through the help of 3D printing.
© Neri Oxman
She is officialy commited to find applications for construction, but the step seems narrow until her unit at Objet™ might print bones or skin. Medical applications are already available, like custom prosthesis.
The best, she might design the first replicant at her image, not far from the 1982 Rachael.