A quick cup of coffee
Leigh, Simon J. and Purssell, C. P. (2010) A quick cup of coffee. [Image]University of Warwick.Full text not available from this repository.
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This image shows a miniature coffee cup on top of
a real 5p piece. The cup began life as some liquid
polymer (the stuff plastic is made from) and a digital
model of a cup designed on a computer. The computer
sliced the cup model into layers and fed the images of
the layers one-by-one to a projector. The light from the
projector triggered a chemical reaction in the polymer,
causing it to turn from a liquid into a solid. In this way,
the ﬁnal solid object was built up a layer at a time. To
design and make a cup this small and detailed with
traditional techniques would normally take days but
this one took just a couple of hours.
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering
Faculty of Science > Physics
|Publisher:||University of Warwick|
|Media of Output:||.jpg on website|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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