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Carbon3D has announced a new approach to polymer-based 3D printing. Their approach is based on CLIP (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) technology which continuously grows objects from resin instead of the conventional approach of layer by layer printing. Joseph DeSimone, co-founder of Carbon3D and Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry, UNC, mentioned in his Ted talk in Canada, that this technique was inspired by the film Terminator 2, in which the T-1000 robot rises from a pool of metallic liquid. According to DeSimone, objects created by conventional 3D printing are weak because they are made up of multiple layers obtained by 2D printing over and over again. In contrast, CLIP-based 3D printing is 25-100 times faster and generates much stronger objects.
NASA and Made In Space, Inc. have partnered to install a 3D printer in the International Space Station. This is the first tool to be 3D printed in space, designed on Earth, and emailed to the International Space Station. The wrench took 4 hours to create on the space station.
According to NASA’s chief strategy officer of Made in Space, “These first 3D prints will be brought down to Earth for examination where they’ll be compared to identical objects manufactured on the ground; we’ll use them to characterize the effects of long-term microgravity on our 3D-printing process so that we can model and predict the performance of objects that we manufacture in space in the future.”
- Author/Origin: Made In Space, Inc.(MIS)/NASA MSFC
- Relevant Mission: Wrench
- Date Added: January 14, 2015
- Keywords: 3D Model, Wrench
- GitHub Repository: Wrench-3D