3D Printing Large Furniture with New Technique
by Mitchel DumlaoApril 27, 2017
We've all heard the gripes about 3D Printing being too slow - luckily, there are companies that are creating different methods to solve that issue. MIT and Steelcase have developed a new rapid liquid 3D Printing technique that breaks the previous constraints of speed, scale, and quality. Potentially, users can use this technology to customize any part and have it printed in minutes.
The Self-Assembly Lab at MIT created a technique that prints inside of a gel, which acts as a 360-degree support structure. This allows a product designer to essentially draw in 3D space without having to worry about overhangs, support structures, and gravity. The curing is done during the process of 3D printing. A two-part mixing process allows the material to cure chemically rather than using light or temperature.