How Terminator 2 Inspired a Breakthrough in 3D Printing

CLIP is taking to another 3D Printing dimension, thanks in part to the Governator’s dystopic film franchise.

Carbon3D unveiled “Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology” on Monday, completely revolutionizing the 3D printing game and giving us a new favorite pastime, watching as objects emerge fully formed from pools of resin: 

The makers were inspired by this scene in Terminator 2: Judgment Day in which T-1000 rises up from a pile of metallic goo:

​“By controlling light and oxygen exposure in tandem, intricate shapes and latices can be made in one piece instead of the many layers of material that usually make up a 3-D printed object,” The Washington Post explains. Hence why this tiny replica of The Eiffel Tower looks so sleek:

Who knew that a fictional evil robot would lead to such impressive technological strides in the future? Here’s hoping that CLIP never turns on its creators.