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Researchers develop revolutionary 3D printing technology

A 3D printing technology developed by Silicon Valley startup, Carbon3D Inc., enables objects to rise from a liquid media continuously rather than being built layer by layer as they have been for the past 25 years, representing a fundamentally new approach to 3D printing. The technology, to appear as the cover article in the March 20 print issue of Science, allows ready-to-use products to be made 25 to 100 times faster than other methods and creates previously unachievable geometries that open opportunities for innovation not only in health care and medicine, but also in other major industries such as automotive and aviation.

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ZoyosJD2084d ago

I'm curious about the strength of the materials that could be produced via this method, but the time differential is substantial, particularly for prototyping use.

wannabe gamer2082d ago (Edited 2082d ago )

Ive read elsewhere that it is superior in strength also due to the fact that it isnt layered printing. its a solid piece all formed without the brittle laying of standard 3D printing.
Read this article it has more detail, more video. even more pertinent to the strength is microimages of the surface detail comparisons, and you will see exactly what i mean

http://3dprint.com/51566/ca...

i think this will become the new standard in 3D printing eventually

ZoyosJD2081d ago

Thanks for the info. I'm not surprised compared to abs plastic, but how about other printed materials, and material cost. I haven't heard anything specific yet. Shouldn't be to bad, but I've been way too hopeful before.

wannabe gamer2080d ago

this appears at first glance like you would waste less materials perhaps.