New Desktop 3D Printer Is Ten Times Faster

Posted: Nov 29 2017, 6:16am CST | by , in News | Technology News

 
New Desktop 3D Printer is Ten Times Faster
Collection of objects and test samples printed on the new 3-D printer, including a miniature chair, simplified model of Building 10 at MIT, eyeglasses frames, a spiral cup, and a helical bevel gear. Image Credit: Chelsea Turner (using images provided by the researchers)
  • New design of this speediest 3D Printer may open new opportunities for 3D printing tech

MIT Develops New Desktop 3D Printer is 10 times Speedier than its Commercially-Oriented Types

Engineers at MIT have managed to come up with a superfast 3D printer that is able to function upto 10 times as quickly as its market counterparts. The ordinary run-of-the-mill 3D printers can only spurt out a couple of LEGO samples in an hour’s duration.

Yet this special 3D printer can accomplish this feat in a matter of a few minutes. The main feature that allows for such quick operations is the 3D printer’s compact print head. This printhead has a joint system comprising of two speed agents.

One of these is a screw device that forces polymer matter under pressure through a narrow space. The other one is a laser unit that warms and melts the material thereby causing it to undergo a state of flow.

The team of MIT engineers showed its new 3D printer by making several objects via its operations. These included: a pair of glasses, a bevel gear and a replica of the MIT dome.

All it took was a few minutes to come up with these objects of daily use. With this superfast 3D printer, 3D printing has entered the realm of the commonplace. From now onwards it will begin to be used by a majority instead of a minority.

Thanks to this printer, anyone can now save up on time in the making of any object. The material stuff can be churned out over a quick lunch break instead of over the long haul. Even vehicles could carry this portable 3D printer and drivers could make spare parts easily if their vehicles break down on the road.

The results about this new 3D printer got published in the journal Additive Manufacturing.

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