March 17, 2015 by brennon
It might sound like it’s something out of a Sci-Fi movie, and it kind of is, but Carbon3D have stunned the 3D printing world with the announcement of their new technology that makes 3D printing take minutes instead of hours. Check out the video above and you’ll be gobsmacked by how quick this is…
Instead of the 3D printer laying down layers one at a time this new continuous liquid interface allows you to draw the object out of a bath of resin using the light to build it as it rises. As you can see by the video above it’s insanely quick and the detail looks just as sharp as the traditional (wow, traditional already) mode of 3D printing we’ve seen before.
Of course a lot of people have already talked about the scope for mass producing good using this quicker method but for us as wargamers we face an even cooler prospect. Instead of having to spend hours at the 3D printers your batch of models could be ready in just a few minutes and if this got into homes it would be even quicker for the consumer.
As they showed above when pulling out the model of the Eiffel Tower you could easily build terrain with this and models could be made, for board games especially, in pre-coloured form a lot quicker than normal.
To think that Terminator inspired this!
"Instead of the 3D printer laying down layers one at a time this new continuous liquid interface allows you to draw the object out of a bath of resin using the light to build it as it rises"