Rapid Liquid Printing Creates Custom Furniture

Rapid Liquid Printing Creates Custom Furniture
MIT’s new Rapid Liquid Printing technique can print large items, like furniture, in minutes.

The Rapid Liquid Printing technique differs from traditional 3D-printing methods in that the polymer material is extruded directly into a container of translucent gel. This allows the object to be printed in midair, in a way, and requires no extra support structures to help it hold shape. The Rapid Liquid Printing material will also harden when it contacts the gel, eliminating the need for curing by heat or UV light.

Most impressive, perhaps, is that the gel-based method drastically reduces printing time, with an object being printed in ten minutes that would have taken 50 hours traditionally.

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How fast and cost-effective can liquid printing become? Summer and temporary cafes could print their furniture in the spring, recycle broken furniture and melt them in the autumn. Costs would be low with solar energy and small storing.
Finally also dishes and serviettes could be recyclable. Used dishes would be sanitized and reprinted, possibly even without water.
Posted by Uolevi Kattun on April 27, 2017
Casting with a dynamic mold. But where sneaks rapid printing with soft and elastic materials? Could bespoke clothes for sport and special needs be dipped or sprayed for each user individually?
Posted by Uolevi Kattun on April 28, 2017

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