Affordable, versatile resin 3D printers let research engineers experiment on printed prototypes that look and act more like a final product.
When researchers at Italy’s SensibiLab were testing their latest wearable biosensor technology, comfort was critical. A big, bulky prototype wasn’t an option. They had to get their prototypes as close as possible to what they envisioned the final design would look and feel like.
They also needed an affordable solution; some way to get a wide variety of detailed prototype parts in materials ranging from flexible to stress-resistant. The solution they found was a 3D printer from Formlabs.
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