Resin Solidification Speeds Up 3D Printing

Researchers from the University of Michigan’s engineering department have discovered a way to 3D print complex shapes “up to 100 times faster” than conventional 3D printers. Instead of laying down plastic filaments or other materials layer by layer, the researcher use two lights to selectively solidify liquid resin. Apparently, the researchers already used the technique to print complex objects, like a lattice structure and a boat with columns holding up a roof. They also claim the technique can be adapted to use harder materials, and that their printers have significant economic advantages over traditional 3D printers when objects need to be mass produced. The university posted the full research paper online, and you can check out a video of the 3D printer below:

Source: [H]ardOCP – Resin Solidification Speeds Up 3D Printing

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