Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 24 Jan 2019.
That could be a serious game changer even if it ends up being a tenth of the promised speed upgrade. That could make vat bed resin prints vastly more viable outside of a niche selection of prototyping uses.
The improved speed would need to offset the increased resin costs (due to the need for the specialised inhibitable photopolymer mix), which are already rather high for resin-cure 3D printers.
Neat. Now if someone could just combine the resin printer with the functionality of the latest CMYK FDM systems.
I think they're mutually incompatible. This rapid resin bath requires a homogenous resin tank to 'lift' the part from, while selective deposition requires heterogenous deposition. Once you add the roving print-head to lay down a pigment, you may as well use that to lay down the substrate too and skip the redundant resin bath.
I realize that there would need to be significant change in the technology. Perhaps a resin that has pigment that can be selectively triggered prior to curing.
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