A small 3D printing firm called Orange Maker is expecting to be that company and if a recently filed patent isn’t any indication, they just may end up being the company. Or perhaps not.
The technology they’ve produced is a UV light curing process named Heliolithography that uses a rotational spiral method of 3D printing that is believed to improve print speed whilst limiting the adhesion forces during the build (basically the weight of the printing affecting its ability to built upon itself because it gains mass). This spiral print process is supposed to permit for continuous 3D printing along with also a broader range of materials to be applied vs. what conventional SLA printers now allow.
Until now 3D printing has largely been limited to prototypes, the technology simply hasn’t been there to support mass production to an acceptable degree with the standard layer-by-layer printing procedure. It either takes too long or the consequences aren’t good.
Currently a eclectic collection of kids claims to have solved the riddle that has haunted the industry for years. If you’re prepared to alter direction, you can interrupt and 21-year-old Chris Marion Lead Inventor Kurt Dudley and Doug Farber that is 28-year-old do just that, taking inspiration from the natural world to totally reinvent 3D printing — at least.