A California firm, Carbon3D, is developing a new 3D printing technology using Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) that could help bring 3D printed customized creations to dentistry.
CLIP harnesses light and oxygen to continuously grow objects from a pool of resin instead of printing them layer-by-layer. The printed object rises from a liquid mixture in a process that is up to 100 times faster than typical additive 3D printing systems. These print speeds allow parts to be produced in minutes instead of hours.
Carbon3D believes the technology is directly related to dental applications. They proclaim, “By bringing a fresh perspective to the challenges of 3D printing, we are committed to advancing the industry beyond basic prototyping to true 3D manufacturing.”
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