Anders Olsson 136
Interesting news, but I would like to know more about the compete process, costs and the materials available.
As you probably read in the Form 1+ thread, using this technique it is quite a sticky process with several steps of post-processing including chemicals and UV-light. The resin is expensive and both resin and the printing bucket needs to be replaced regularly.
I expect the Carbon3D to require similar post-processing and to have similar or higher printing costs (the membrane that can let oxygen through sounds expensive for example)
There is also a limited range of materials that can be printed with this technique. It is not very likely that we will see materials filled with metal particles for example.
So as much as I like the idea, I think the simplicity, low cost and versatility of FDM-printers is quite a challenge to beat.
I agree though that Form 1+ might get a difficult competitor once Carbon3D reaches the market, but I also think that these machines generally might end up as the sidekick to the Ultimaker, not the other way around.
I might be wrong though, only time can tell :smile:
Heres the link BTW, this is what i have been waiting for.......
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