3D Printing

Get Ready for Combined 3D Scanners and Fax Machines

Maddeningly close to teleportation


We've already heard a lot about 3D printing. But what about 3D faxing?

The technology startup AIO Robotics is planning to create an all-in-one 3D printer, scanner, copier and fax machine. The company is planning to begin crowdfunding the product on Kickstarter beginning September 4.

AIO Robotics has released two digital renderings of the product on RepRap, a forum for 3D printing and tech enthusiasts.

On the forum, the startup mentions that the "machine has a 7-inch color touchscreen with an on-board computer (ARM based)," meaning that the printer can work independently from a desktop computer.