Category Archives: stereolithography

Bossard Group corners 3D printing market with TRUMPF, German RepRap and Henkel

Bossard (SWX:BOSN), a Swiss fastener technology and logistics group, is entering the additive manufacturing market as a supplier for three established 3D printing industry names. Partnered with TRUMPF, German RepRap and Henkel, the Bossard group and it’s subsidiary KVT-Fastening corners three key 3D printing technologies, and plans to continue expanding its range to solve industrial manufacturing […]

When making monsters for the screen, Stranger Things are 3D printed

Hit Netflix show Stranger Things has been celebrated for its both its engaging plot and its homage to science fiction pop culture from 1980s. One futuristic feature which goes as far back as the 1980s is a technology that was also a key asset behind the scenes of the show. That technology is Stereolithography (SLA) […]

XYZprinting unveils Nobel Superfine DLP printer at TCT 2017

After previews earlier in the year at CES 2017, Taiwanese 3D technology developer XYZprinting has released the Nobel Superfine 3D printer. This latest machine using digital light processing (DLP) technology focuses on delivering high resolution, a wide range of materials, compact housing and high processing speed. High resolution resin printing DLP technology is different to […]

T3D launches Kickstarter for low cost cell phone powered SLA 3D printer

T3D, a visible wavelength light-sensitive chemical resin development specialist headquartered in California, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its first 3D printer. A novel concept for 3D printing on-the-go, the machine is powered using the light of a smartphone or tablet, and is designed to fit inside a person’s backpack. The 30 day campaign starts […]

Concept for 3-in-1 3D scanning, printing and cutting cube unveiled

In a recent research paper, a group of eight scientists from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico, have proposed a “multifunctional cube like system” that combines scanning, dual-depostion 3D printing, stereolithographic laser treatment, and UV laser engraving. Emphasising the machine’s ability to perform several functions with a single laser, the paper’s authors suggest that […]

Dr Tobias Schaedler of HRL labs tells 3DPrintingIndustry how additive manufacturing really is rocket science

In January 2016, Malibu, California-based HRL Laboratories announced that they had developed a new method of 3D printing polymer-derived ceramics into complex shapes. This involves a pre-ceramic Silicon Oxycarbide (like Silicon Carbide but with some residual Oxygen) resin cured to resemble a polymer. The resin is suitable for 3D printing via stereolithography (SLA). During this […]

Branching out into Bronze: L+S’s 3D printed sculptures

Norwegian artistic duo “L+S” has created a bronze sculpture of a tree using SLA 3D printing as part of the workflow. The duo, consisting of Lutz-Rainer Müller and Stian Ådlandsvik, was commissioned to create the four-meter sculpture by Ullertunet, a dementia nursing home in Oslo. The bronze tree was created using a variation upon the […]

$100 3D printer SparkMaker SLA reaches Kickstarter goal in 20 minutes

After launching on Kickstarter 27 July 2017 the SparkMaker desktop SLA 3D printer exceeded its $20,000 goal. As of the time of writing this article, the project has a total of 749 backers, a pledge fund of $145,732, and still 44 days to go. So what’s with all the fuss? A sub $100 desktop SLA […]

Silicone backbone is secret ingredient to tuneable SLA 3D printer material

Searching for a new, flexible, photo-reactive material for 3D printing, researchers at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Ohio, and Mapúa Institute of Technology in the Philippines, have released a study …