Re: The term "3D Printing"

From: Christopher Jelley (
Date: Fri Jul 18 1997 - 19:36:59 EEST


At 10:28 18/07/97 -0500, Bjorn DeBear wrote:
>Furthermore, although it is a term which
>accurately describes what RP machines do, "fabrication" is one of those
>"scientific"-sounding words that people less familiar with the field may have
>more trouble getting a handle on than "3D Printing." For example:
>Version 1: "What are you doing?" "I'm fabricating something." "Huh?"
>Version 2: "What are you doing?" "I'm printing something in 3D." "Cool."

I am not sure if I agree with you there Bjorn, sure "fabrication" isn't a
well used term..but consider the following scenario 20-30 years ago....

Version 1: "What are you doing?" "I'm photocopying something" "Huh?"
Version 2: "What are you doing?" "I'm printing something in 2D." "Oh...."

I have to agree with Terry as far as letting nature take its course...but if
it was a matter of preference I'd still go for "holoforming" ......just `cuz
its sounds good !!

Chris Jelley
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