ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA (Feb. 29, 12:35 p.m. ET) — An Indian computer scientist, Balaji Tammabattula, said he has developed a three-dimensional printing technology that prints directly from a photograph, using a camera and printer — and does not require software.
Tammabattula claims that anyone can use the system, with no specialist knowledge or software.
He issued a news release about the technology.
“It sounds crazy when you think that you can photograph something and duplicate the item you snapped in the picture,” Tammabattula said. “It just goes to show what can be done when you take an existing technology and add a contribution that takes it to the next level.”
Eventually, Tammabattula plans to bring the technology to the home user. For now, he is developing the system for the Indian government, according to his news release.
Tammabattula works at Andhra Pradesh-based Remote Sensing Instruments. Tel. 650-283-8515, email [email protected].