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News New techniques boost 3D printing speed a hundredfold

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 24 Jan 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    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.
     
  3. edzieba

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    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.
     
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    Neat. Now if someone could just combine the resin printer with the functionality of the latest CMYK FDM systems.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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