Ultimarker – augmented reality meets 3D printing

Mash up 3D printing and augmented reality and you get to see an visualization of what the 3D object will look like when completed, as it prints, with annotation.

Both 3D printing and augmented reality are seen as the two most impactful and radical innovations of our time. Thanks to these techniques, we now to live in a true DIY world. Want something? Make it! Be it not ‘for real’, then virtual.

Although the techniques share a similar vision, they are opposites as well. Whereas augmented reality is instant and infinitely customizable, 3D printing takes time but the output is a ‘true’ physical manifestation. But what is the result when both are combined?