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of an Amazing Three Dimensional Printer-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor: This is a forwarded email with
a link to a YouTube video that urges readers to watch. The
video is about a three dimensional (3D) printer that creates models from
a specially engineered powder after they are scanned.
The Truth: The three dimensional printer
is real and was developed by the Burlington, MA based Z Corporation.
The video circulating the Internet appeared on the National Geographic
Channel's Known Universe program .
According to the
website, the Z Corporation was
founded in 1994 with the mission statement, "To enable design
professionals to create more. More ideas. More communication. More
innovation." They develop 3D technology for computer aided
design (CAD) system and introduced the first high definition three
dimensional printer on January 31, 2005. They now have 5
different models to choose from along with scanners and software.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
You have to see this! It's unbelievable.
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