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Published on : Mar 17, 2015

A new firm, Carbon3D, has emerged out of furtiveness mode, presents an entirely new penetrating 3D printing process that is almost twenty five to hundred times faster than what is available in the market as of now. The Carbon3D, based in Redwood City, California, is privately-held and was founded in 2013, and since then has been perfecting a new 3D printing technology in secret, which assures to change the market forever.

The technology, which is called Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP) by the firm, works by tying together the power of light and oxygen to treat a photosensitive resin. While it utilizes principles that are already present in a typical SLA procedure, where a projector or laser treats a photosensitive resin, CLIP process of Carbon3D strays largely from the technology that is used for the purpose of seeing.

Instead of printing an object sheet by sheet that leads to extremely slow speeds as well as a frail overall structure similar to that of the shale, this new procedure harnesses light as a path to treat the resin, and oxygen as a restraining agent, to print in exact 3-dimensional fashion. 

By carrying oxygen into the equation, a conventional mechanical technology for 3D printing unexpectedly becomes a tunable photochemical procedure that rapidly reduces the production times, eliminates the layering effect, and gives a technology that may take 3D printing to the very next level. The CLIP procedure depends on a special permeable and a transparent window that permits both oxygen and light to get through it.