Scientist have created a new 3D printer that can work 100 times faster than conventional printers and makes objects within minutes just from lifting it from a pool of resin. The new technique, called continuous liquid interface production (Clip), features a moving platform that lifts printed objects gently out of a reservoir of liquid resin. The technique combines pulses of light, which solidify the resin, and oxygen, which prevents it from solidifying, to craft intricate three-dimensional objects.
Scientists were inspired from a scene of the movie Terminator 2.
In a demonstration, it took the Clip printer seven minutes to produce a hollow geometric ball – a task which would have taken about 10 hours with a conventional 3D printer.
Here’s more about the article and a small video demonstration of the geometrical ball printed from this new Clip 3D printer