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  3. Carbon3D Can Grow Seamless Structures 100x Faster than 3D Printing

Carbon3D Can Grow Seamless Structures 100x Faster than 3D Printing

Carbon3D Can Grow Seamless Structures 100x Faster than 3D Printing

3-D printing is slow; it’s really just “2-D printing over and over,” says chemist and material scientist Joseph DeSimone. Addressing the three main issues that has prevented 3-D printing from being a mainstream manufacturing process - time, structural and material limits - DeSimone has unveiled Carbon3D at TED2015. A process inspired by the T-1000 from Terminator 2, Carbon3D uses light and oxygen to continuously (and quickly) grow parts out of a vat of liquid resin using a new technology known as CLIP - Continuous Liquid Interface Production. While the process’ potential has been immediately correlated with the medical industry, one can only imagine its effect on manufacturing as a whole. 

Carbon3D Can Grow Seamless Structures 100x Faster than 3D Printing, © Carbon3D
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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Carbon3D Can Grow Seamless Structures 100x Faster than 3D Printing" 20 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/611797/carbon3d-can-grow-seamless-structures-100x-faster-than-3d-printing/> ISSN 0719-8884
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