By Christopher Barnatt
Construction at the luck of its past variants, this publication presents an in depth evaluation of 3D printing applied sciences, coupled with an in depth research of the 3D printing undefined, rankings of case examples, and broader predictions for the way forward for additive production. additionally integrated are a thesaurus of 172 3D printing phrases, and an in depth 3D Printing listing.
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In particular, 2PP may allow future 3D printed objects to be both light and strong, as they could be made from nanoscale lattices that are largely empty space. By allowing such structures to be artificially created, 2PP could therefore open up a whole new area of manufacturing. To develop 2PP, scientists in a number of disciplines at the Technical University of Vienna have worked to improve both photopolymer resin and mirror technologies. Because this happens only at the exact centre of a laser beam, this facilitates an extremely precise 3D printing process that allows solid material to be created anywhere within a photopolymer vat, rather than just on its surface.
SCAN, SPIN & SELECTIVELY PHOTOCURE Scan, spin and selectively photocure – or ‘3SP’ – is another vat photopolymerization process introduced by DLP pioneer EnvisionTEC in 2013. In 3SP printers, light is reflected through a spinning drum and then passed through a series of optical elements that move its focused beam across the surface of a tank of photopolymer on the Y-axis. 3SP allows for larger build sizes than available with DLP, with the build volume on EnvisionTEC’s Xede 3SP printer being 457 mm (18 inches) cubed.
Focusing solely on chocolate, a company called Choc Edge manufacture a desktop 3D printer called the Choc Creator. The first version of this went on sale in 2012 as the world’s first commercial food printer. The printer is capable of producing logos and simple 3D models, with its edible creations having already included Christmas trees, bells, snowflakes, snowmen and scanned human faces. Two years later, and we are still waiting for it to be ‘ready’. This lack of delivery is also not uncommon in the very young food printing marketplace.
3D Printing Third Edition by Christopher Barnatt