vat polymerization

AM Ventures Invests in Metal DLP 3D Printing Firm MetShape

Langer Group capital fund AM Ventures has invested in MetShape, a company focused on vat polymerization-based indirect metal manufacturing technology. The startup works with Incus, a spinout of Austrian ceramics…

3D Printing a Pedalution, Part Six: Relevant 3D Printing Technologies for Bike Production

We’ve now seen how 3D printing can be used in bicycles, and in components. We’ve had a look at the most likely scenarios for 3D printing adoption and the preconditions…

Evonik Enters Photopolymers Segment with New 3D Printing Materials

Within the last couple of years, specialty chemicals company Evonik revealed that it was organizing a range of ready-to-use AM materials, from its Additive Manufacturing Innovation Growth Field, under the…

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Quantifying and Predicting Energy Consumption of Desktop 3D Printers

As the Earth continues to turn, more people are born, and more things are invented and manufactured, global energy consumption will obviously go up, not down. Burning fossil fuels is…

Tiny 3D Printed Rocket Thruster Could Democratize Nanosatellites

A study out of MIT shows the first proof of concept for a 3D printed electrospray rocket thruster, built to help nanosatellites navigate orbit. Not only is the new thruster…

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3D Printing 2021 Market Outlook: Pro Vat Polymerization Systems (SLA,DLP)

A cut above desktop systems, the pro market was always aimed at the sophisticated designer or consumer and small businesses. Increasingly, these systems are used for production in casual, series…

3DPOD Episode 40: EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani

Al Siblani is a 3D printing pioneer who got his start over 19 years ago. He worked with layered object manufacturing—the paper, and laser technology—which is a leitmotiv of our…

RPS Launches Neo450 Series Streolithography 3D Printers

U.K.-based RPS is a manufacturer of industrial stereolithography (SLA) machines. The company has traditionally done a lot of manufacturing for the Formula 1 industry, which is largely based in the…

Virginia Tech Researchers Introduce 3D Printing Device that Creates Using Crowdsourced Data

There are many people who still think that 3D printing must surely resemble the replicator machines from Star Trek – just tell the system what you want (tea, Earl Grey,…

Interview with Korean Firm Graphy on Developing Cutting Edge Photopolymers for 3D Printing

Whereas FDM knowledge has been spread far and wide DLP and SLA learnings are often locked away behind closed doors. Only recently have we started to see many low-cost SLA…

University of Michigan Researchers Develop New Ultrafast 3D Printing Technique: Two-Color Irradiation

University of Michigan researchers have developed a new vat polymerization 3D printing technique that produces objects at up to 100 times faster than current 3D printing techniques, as detailed in…