on 6/15/02 10:49 PM, Chris Ruprecht at chrup_at_earthlink.net wrote:
> Now if we do it all 21st centure, you'd get out your 3D object scanner,
> then your 3D modeling software and finish up what the scanner dragged in
> from looking at the original battery, after which you insert a block of
> solid steel into a small hole and after a few minutes and some rumbling,
> the finished product drops out of the slot in the bottom.
> I think, I'm watching too much StarTrek ...
Actually not. Except for the 'solid steel' thing, you've just described 3D
rapid prototyping (or whatever trendy name it goes by nowadays). I forget
what the actual material used is, but it's a whitish substance that reminds
me of hard nylon.
Eric Strobel (fyzycyst_at_NOSPAM^mailaps.org)
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