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Scientists design a 3D printer based on scenes from 'Terminator 2'

By Thor Benson

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 16 (UPI) -- Scientists from the University of North Carolina have developed a new kind of 3D printer, and it was inspired by the film Terminator 2.

The scene in the movie shows a robot rising from the ground out of a pool of liquid metal, and the way the 3D printer works looks similar. The printer works by pulling resin out of a pool that hardens when it is exposed to UV light. UV light is directed at the resin in certain ways as it comes out to decide the shape.

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The scientists who created the printer have also created a company called Carbon3D so they can sell models to the public.

There is further explanation for how the scientists developed the printer in a new paper they've release in the journal Science.

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