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3D Printing is Getting Faster and Cheaper

Written by David

January 8, 2020

Researchers at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory found ways to make 3-D printing faster and more cost effective.

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Currently, 3-D printing operates via a point-by-point scanning fashion, and takes a long time to create an object, with the build rate at ~ 0.1 mm3/hour: “Even a centimeter-sized object can take several days to weeks to fabricate,” PhysOrg says.

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On top of that, there are currently no solutions to speeding it up with causing problems – if the speed of the current build rates is increased, the resolution of the object being created is compromised. As a result (and, alongside the high price tag), these 3-D printing processes are impractical for industrial applications, a problem for industries that depend on it to function, make money, etc.

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However, researchers have found a way to […]

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