#Carbon3D CLIP technology demo printing in 3D at 7X speed
Continuous liquid interface production technology (CLIP) eliminates current shortcomings in #3D printing to rapidly transform 3D models into physical objects.
By carefully balancing the interaction of #UV_light, which triggers photo polymerization, and oxygen, which inhibits the reaction, #CLIP continuously grows objects from a pool of resin at speeds 25-100 times faster than traditional #3D_printing.
At the heart of the CLIP process is a special window that is transparent to light and permeable to oxygen, much like a contact lens. By controlling the oxygen flux through the window, CLIP creates a 'dead zone' in the resin pool just tens of microns thick (about 2-3 diameters of a red blood cell) where photopolymerization cannot occur. #Print #Terminator
&Rob 2015-03-18 11:01:12