9/10/2015

3D Printer Capable of Printing in 10 Resins

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MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) recently announced the MultiFab, a cost-efficient 3D printer that can combine as many as 10 different resins in one part.

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MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) recently announced the MultiFab, a cost-efficient 3D printer that can combine as many as 10 different resins in one part. The machine is built on open hardware and software platforms enabling the expanded material selection. The printer mixes droplets of photopolymers which are sent through inkjet printer heads rather than extrusion heads, and offers 40-micron resolution.

The printer also includes a 3D scanning system to identify and fix errors during production. The optical monitoring system uses low-cost hardware and standard computer vision techniques to self-calibrate and prevent errors, increasing part-to-part consistency.

csail.mit.edu

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