A new startup company, Carbon3D Inc., is claiming that they have developed a newer, advanced 3D printer that would use light and oxygen to produce and print solid objects, like other 3D printers, but speeds will be up to 25 to 100 times faster than what we currently have using photochemisty.


Photochemistry is a branch of chemistry concerned with the chemical effects of light. This practice is used as a chemical reaction caused by absorption of ultraviolet, visible light or infrared radiation.

According to gadgets.ndtv.com, the new printer “enables objects to rise from a liquid media continuously” and “creates previously unachievable geometries that open opportunities for innovation not only in health care and medicine, but also in other major industries such as automotive and aviation.”

The liquid is known as Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) and through this more materials are used to create a 3D image. Materials used are elastomers, silicones, nylon-like materials, ceramics and biodegradable materials.

Carbon3D Inc. has already produced a TEDTalk and been on the cover of Science. 

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Krista DeJulio is a Blast correspondent and a Lasell College student.

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