Saw this 'printer' mentioned on a miniatures forum today and was curious enough to check it out......
Despite having watched the infomercial very carefully several times, I still have absolutely no idea how it works or does what it does. I suspect that there are a group of magic pixies living in the machine who carve and paint the models very quickly, and embed them in magic dust, which is then blown away to reveal the completed 3D version.
The full mind-blowing potential of such a machine is revealed near the end of the video, when a stunning, HOLLOW, 3D architectural model is shown.......just think of the possibilities for miniaturists, to be able to design and create a perfect 3D house in 1/144th scale, or furniture, or people, or anything.
Sadly, at £30,000 for the basic machine, this particular piece of office equipment is destined to remain on my wishlist indefinitely. Goodness only knows what the consumables cost, or how much it costs to create even a simple model. But this is the stuff of science fiction ... absolutely amazing!