We are not the only ones crazy about lasers. Here is a different use for them.
MIT has a new 3D printer method that (hopefully) will make it to consumers.
They showed it in real time with a small video. Rated as 10 times faster than today’s printers.
I like to think that is a big red bumper on the print head. It is really banging around on that print bed.
One of the reasons it is so quick is it uses a laser to fast melt the material, and therefore needed a much faster feed method and motion control to keep up.
Nice cool new tech, but in the long run it will just be another 2 year or longer wait for those of us who are interested (sigh).
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