Researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, or EPFL, in Switzerland were able to 3D print objects in less time than ever before. The new method to 3D print objects relies on using X-rays or ultrasound, and objects are made to solidify within resin in one attempt, where previous 3D printing techniques took multiple attempts. The CTO of Readily3D, Paul Delrot, spoke about the new method, "The laser hardens the liquid through a process of polymerization. Depending on what we're building, we use algorithms to calculate exactly where we need to aim the beams, from what angles, and at what dose."
Overall the new method streamlines the 3D printing process and allows users to access printed objects at a much faster rate. The new 3D printing method could have significant implications for the future of 3D printing.
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