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A new, high-precision method for 3D-printing small, soft objects

Written by David

February 13, 2020

The process, which takes less than 30 seconds from start to finish, has potential applications in a wide range of fields, including 3D bioprinting.

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Based on the principles of tomography, scientists at EPFL have developed a new method for 3D-printing small, soft objects. This groundbreaking 3D-printing method can be used to make tiny objects with unprecedented precision and resolution – all in record time.

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It all starts with a translucent liquid. Then, as if by magic, darker spots begin to form in the small, spinning container until, barely half a minute later, the finished product takes shape.

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Damien Loterie, the CEO of Readily3D, said , “Conventional 3D printing techniques, known as additive manufacturing, build parts layer by layer. The problem is that soft objects made that way quickly fall apart.” “What’s more, the process can be used to make delicate cell-laden scaffolds in which cells can develop in a […]

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