3D Printing 100 Times Faster with New Light Method

FILE PHOTO: 3D selfie in 1:20 scale, printed from 2D pictures taken at a photo booth using conventional 3D printer techniques. CREDIT: Fred Hsu

(From Science Daily)

Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, University of Michigan researchers have shown.

“It’s one of the first true 3D printers ever made,” said [Mark] Burns, professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering [at UM].

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