Apple takes on AR and 3D printing with newly granted patent

Apple takes on AR and 3D printing with newly granted patent

Further news about augmented reality and 3D printing today, as Apple is granted a patent for a method for instructing a 3D printing system. First filed in 2013, the 20 page patent names Lejing Wang as the inventor. Wang is a specialist in augmented reality and computer vision at Metaio. Munich based Metaio began life as a Volkswagen spin-off, and in 2015 was reportedly acquired by Cupertino’s Apple Inc. Granted on October 3, 2017, the patent describes, “A method for instructing a 3D printing system comprising a 3D printer having a printing coordinate system operable to print at least […]

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