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Holographic 3D Printers

Daqri's Additive Manufacturing Machine Cures with Complex Light Fields

— February 20, 2017 — Unique
Daqri is start-up that specializes in the creation of augmented reality devices, such as a smart helmet that improves safety conditions at a construction site. Now, the start-up is introducing a DLP 3D printer that is powered by holograms.

The additive manufacturing system boasts the ability to use projected light field, or a hologram, to cure light-sensitive monomers into solid objects. In contrast to existing DLP 3D printers, this new machine from Daqri sets itself apart by being able to cure an entire object all at once, versus curing 3D prints layer by layer.

As the technology is still in development, Daqri's printer can be used for making small items such as paperclips in as little as five seconds. In comparison to an ordinary 3D printer, this same process would take minutes.
Trend Themes
1. Holographic 3D Printing Advancements - Daqri's hologram-powered 3D printer introduces the potential for quicker and more efficient manufacturing processes.
2. Convenient Light Field Curing - The ability to cure an entire object at once with a hologram can revolutionize additive manufacturing and facilitate mass production.
3. Augmented Reality Integration with 3D Printing - Daqri's expertise in AR can be integrated with 3D printing to introduce new possibilities in both industries.
Industry Implications
1. Additive Manufacturing - The holographic 3D printing technology can disrupt traditional 3D printing and manufacturing processes.
2. Construction - Daqri's smart helmet technology can improve safety conditions on construction sites, and its ability to 3D print small items quickly and efficiently can boost productivity.
3. Consumer Electronics - The integration of holographic technology can revolutionize consumer electronics manufacturing processes and lead to faster and more efficient production.
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