Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a new approach to 3D printing they believe will make the process faster.
According to reports, the new technique can lift complex shapes from a vat of liquid, solidifying liquid resin with two lights and controlling where the resin hardens and where it remains fluid. This method allows for the creation of 3D objects in one single process. This process can be up to 100 times faster than the conventional 3D printing process.
Members of the Michigan engineering department believe this process can be used to create objects that are stronger than their counterparts created with filament. In addition, additives can be used to change the complexion of the resin, allowing more versatility. The university has filed three patent applications related to the process.