3D Printing and Hollywood

3D Printing and Hollywood

April 16th, 2012 | Posted in Media, Science & Tech

A few years ago I had the opportunity to work on several television projects, for producers like Steven Bochco, on shows that were to be set in the future. In providing technical advice, one thing I mentioned to prop and set designers was that rapid prototyping and 3D printing had advanced to such a state that it was possible to consider 3D printing companies for assistance in manufacturing props, then still made by hand. I did not get any interest at the time, but it appears that 3D printing has come to Hollywood.

Daniel Terdiman of Cnet describes how 3D printing was used in the movie Iron Man II, to produce props and costume parts.

3D printing is coming of age.

Glen Hiemstra is a futurist, author, speaker, consultant, Founder of Futurist.com, and founder and Curator of DoTheFuture.com. To arrange for a speech, workshop or consultation contact Futurist.com.

Glen Hiemstra

About Glen Hiemstra

Glen Hiemstra is the founder of Futurist.com. An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for three decades.