Apple has patented a color printer for the three-dimensional printing ?

Apple has patented a color printer for the three-dimensional printing ?

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Anyone who still believes 3D-printer geek toy marketing ploy outstanding architects or just stupidity, very surprised: the most expensive in the world of the corporation is interested in this kind of products. The patent portfolio patent Apple has appeared on 3D-printer that can “print” colored objects.

 

The documents shows that the iPhone maker is interested in technologies of 3D-printing. Apple is considering the possibility of creating three-dimensional models of digital objects and print them on a special 3D-printer.

Apple patent application called “Methods and apparatus for three-dimensional printing color objects.” The company’s engineers describe 3D-printer that can produce colored three-dimensional objects. The document stated that the printing device is equipped with two extruders – one is used to create objects made of plastic and other materials, and the second – to give them color by airbrushing. Pat above method of determining the path of movement of the extruder and methods for printing color objects.

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In this area, Apple will fall at an opportune development PrimeSense – Israeli startup that US corporation acquired in 2013 for $ 360 million. He specialized in the development of three-dimensional sensors and other 3D-technologies. PrimeSense 3D-sensors used in Microsoft Kinect controller for the Xbox 360.

A patent for a color printer for the three-dimensional printing was registered by Apple in May 2014 and obtained this week. It is possible that some proprietary solutions will be applied to the company’s own needs. In particular, a few years ago, Apple won a patent for the technology 3D-printing of “liquid metal”.

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