Re: [rp-ml] RP Machine on TV

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Date: Fri Dec 03 2004 - 00:06:06 EET

In a message dated 04-12-02 12:41:00 EST, you write:

<< Subj: [rp-ml] RP Machine on TV
 Date: 04-12-02 12:41:00 EST
 From: (Robert Jaquiss)
 Reply-to: (Robert Jaquiss)
      Last night, I was watching CSI New York. One of the characters wanted
to look at a bullet that was in a horse. He wanted to know the caliber of the
bullet so he could find the weapon that fired it. Apparently he had an MRI
image which he used to produce a model on what he called a "Z Printer". Since I am
blind, I couldn't be sure, but I am guessing that he was portrayed using a Z
Corp machine. Of course the model didn't have the microscopic details of the
actual bullet, but it helped the investigation, and eventually the real bullet
was retrieved from the horse. I wonder if we will see more RP machines in
 Robert Jaquiss
Hi Robert:

Yep - it was a Z Corp. product. I got a news release from them, but missed
the show. Here's their news release attached below.


Ed Grenda
Castle Island Co.
781-646-6280 (voice or fax) (email)

The Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping


Contact: Karen Kiffney
Z Corporation
Ph. 781-852-5012

CBS to Feature Z Corporation 3D Printer in Upcoming Episode of CSI: NY
TV Drama's Use of ZPrinter 310 System Puts 3D Printing in the Mainstream

Burlington, Mass. - November 29, 2004 - Z Corporation today announced that
the CBS television network will feature one of the company's 3D printers in an
upcoming episode of CSI: NY, the popular television crime drama about forensic
investigators who use high-tech science to solve crimes in New York City.

The episode, which is scheduled to air Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 10 p.m. (EST),
on CBS, will utilize Z Corp.'s 3D printing system as a plot device and prop to
support one of the show's uniquely creative story lines.

According to Deb Cole, Associate Producer at CSI: NY, staff writers became
enamored with 3D printing technology, which produces accurate physical replicas
of computer models quickly and inexpensively, and decided to use a 3D printer
for this particular episode. "We were looking for a story line for which we
could use a 3D printer because the technology is just fantastic and provides
strong visuals, which are an important part of the show," Cole explains. "As
soon as the script we developed called for the use of the 3D printer, we
contacted Z Corporation, which provided the system for use in this episode.
Depending on the response we receive, we may continue to use the 3D printer in
upcoming episodes as a standard tool in our crime scene investigators' high-tech bag
of tricks."

Marina Hatsopoulos, Z Corporation Chief Executive Officer, says that while
manufacturers have traditionally used 3D printing technology for rapid
prototyping purposes to support new product development, she expects mainstream
applications, such as the use of a 3D printer on CSI: NY, to continue to grow. "We
have always envisioned that 3D printing technology would eventually cross over
into the mainstream," Hatsopoulos notes. "Unlike other engineering
technologies that are primarily technical in nature and application, 3D printing holds
great promise for broader market, mainstream adoption and use. We are excited
to be a part of such a popular entertainment vehicle as CSI: NY, and expect
continued development of other less traditional applications. As the 3D
printing technology continues to advance, the magic of producing actual physical
objects from computer models quickly and affordably will spread into other fields
and endeavors that are difficult to imagine today."

The Z Corp. 3D Printer creates physical models directly from digital data in
hours instead of days. The System is fast, versatile and simple, enabling the
production of a range of concept models and functional test parts quickly and
inexpensively. The system is ideal for an office environment or educational
institution. The ZPrinter 310 System's sleek design and straightforward user
interface make it the ideal entry-level 3D printing system.

About CSI: NY
The CBS Television series CSI: NY stars Academy Award-nominee, Golden Globe
and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise and Emmy Award-nominee Melina Kanakaredes in
a crime drama about forensic investigators who use science to follow the
evidence and solve crimes in The Big Apple.

About Z Corporation
Z Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets the world's fastest,
high-resolution 3D printers - machines that produce 3D physical prototypes of
real-world objects with the speed, ease, and affordability of 2D desktop printing.
Leading manufacturers, Fortune 500 companies, and centers for research,
including Sony, Fisher-Price, Adidas, Canon, Daimler, Nike, NASA, Lockheed Martin,
Northrop Grumman, BMW, Porsche, United Technologies, Ford, DaimlerChrysler,
Harvard, MIT and Yale, rely on Z Corp.'s printers to produce prototypes as part
of the development of a broad range of world-class products and technologies.
Z Corp. systems are not only the fastest 3D printers on the market but also
offer the only color 3D printing capabilities, which is why Z Corp. has
experienced the fastest growth in unit sales of any 3D printing manufacturer. Z Corp.
holds patents on its proprietary 3D printing materials and equipment and
licenses others from MIT, where the company's technology was originally developed.
 For the latest news and information from Z Corp., visit the company's web
site at <>.
 <<Press Release Z Corp. - CSI.doc>>

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