Buddha Contemplating Existence
Is existence predicated on uniqueness? on identity? As additive manufacturing grows increasingly capable of producing flawless duplicates in appearance, the question must be answered, “can a clone be truly, fundamentally identical to the original?
Digital micrograph (Canon 7D) of the in-situ additive manufacturing process fabricating a Buddha statue out of ABS plastic. As we seek to understand and develop new methods for additive manufacturing, we must first characterize the resulting material properties of existing techniques.