Super Fast 3D Printer

The use of 3D printing technology and the mass of users are expanding. Bionic eye, electric motorcycle, cake mold, fashion design, bridge and even home-made 3D printing is possible to see. But for this technology, speed is still a major problem. Solutions such as layer-layer printing and fast heating of the material increase a bit in speed, yet too slow to be used in mainstream applications. The new 3D printer, Replicator, offers to eliminate this speed problem.

Now developed by a research team at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Replicator will accelerate the 3D printing industry, making the objects appear almost instantaneous. In the meantime, the name of the device from Star Trek's adlı Replicator kop (copier) from the machine, let's add.
Resin-shaped resin
3D printers are currently available; it works by means of printing the plastic layers on top of each other, solidifying the pressed resin layers with continuous light, or melting the metal powder with the laser. The new printer is creating the whole item at once. The device performs printing by reflecting light to specific points on a rotating resin and thus solidifying the points in contact with the light. Actually, it is possible to see this process more clearly in the video below. An illuminated image reflected on the light-sensitive resin solidifies the resin to take the shape of this image.
Hayden Taylor from Berkeley, the device they developed a series of prints from 30 seconds to a few minutes said. According to Taylor, it may take more than an hour to print the same objects with ordinary 3D printers.
Only small objects can print
The machine is challenging the speed of 3D printers in the market, but has not yet reached the details and dimensions obtained with other printers. The largest object that it can print is only 10 cm in diameter. The only complex aspect of the device lies in the software that creates complex light patterns to accurately solidify the material. Other than that the printer itself is quite simple. A motor rotates the resin roller and reflects the image you want to create onto this resin roller via a video projector connected to the laptop. Thanks to this simple system of the 3D printer, Hayden Taylor thinks that both commercial and home versions can be easily implemented.

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