For anyone looking to buy a 3D printer at home, the first major decision that needs to be made is whether to get a resin printer or a filament printer. Resins have the advantage of fine detailing, but filament printers are generally capable of producing strong prints. There are different types and sizes to choose from between these two main camps, but thanks to some researchers at the polycole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, there is a new type of resin printer on the horizon that can print almost instantly.
The method works similarly to existing resin printers so that a certain light pattern shines on the resin to harden it. The main difference is that the resin is initially placed in a cylinder and rotates at a higher speed, and the resin is illuminated at different angles with a very specific intensity and time to harden the resin in certain areas. This high-speed method allows the printer to create prints in record-breaking time. Aside from the high cost of prototype printers, the only current downside is that it is currently limited to small prints.
With the ability to scale in the future and the price reduction trend of most new technologies after coming on the market for some time, it would be groundbreaking if printers were able to produce prints at this kind of speed. This can be measurable. Especially if they match the size and scale of a homemade printer like this resin printer.
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