Device allows home 3D printing from a liquid as possible




Home 3D printing still often leads to unsatisfactory results. Since a home printer is based on a photograph synthetic fluid insertion change. Joseph DeSimone, founder of Carbon3D Monday opened the TED conference in Vancouver with his 3D printer liquid.

The printer company Carbon3D called CLIP, either Continuous Liquid Interface Production. In contrast to the majority of consumers printers that layer by layer to build up a model, the CLIP print an object in an image by the synthetic resin slowly out of the liquid resin to pull upwards.

According DeSimone was the inspiration for the printer, the T-1000 robot from Terminator 2. The printer works as follows: using ultraviolet light from below the object is projected in the basin, causing the resin hardens in the places where the UV light the image forming. Oxygen holds the photo synthetic resin liquid. By combining oxygen and light, a three-dimensional shape can be built up in the resin.

DeSimone said at the TED conference that his technique can create objects that can not be manufactured with existing 3D printers. In addition, the machine also prints much faster. During the talk an object was printed in just seven minutes. Unfortunately, the video of the talk is not yet available, but there is a product video, next Monday online published paper in Science.


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