This Record-Breaking 3D Printer Could Be the Future of Manufacturing

This Record-Breaking 3D Printer Could Be the Future of Manufacturing

This specialized 3D printer just received
a record-breaking throughput for modern 3D printing. It can create structures the size of a human
adult in just a few hours. That’s printing about 7 millimeters per
minute. With this device, the team may have just cracked
the code on how to utilize the technology as an efficient manufacturing tool. This means we will finally have the fast,
precise and versatile 3D printing device we have all been waiting for. It just took a little bit of thermostatic
control to get there. Let’s rewind a bit. Firstly, this particular 3D printing process
is called Stereolithography or SLA. SLA printing is considered one of the higher-end
3D printing technologies because the objects can have smooth detailed features, with obvious
precision, and can be made with a variety of materials. They work by using a light-reactive thermoset
resin, which, when exposed to certain wavelengths of ultraviolet light, polymerizes. So layer by layer, the object is solidified
while pulled out vertically from a vat of resin. As awesome as these printers are, researchers have had
trouble making the machines larger and faster. CHAD MIRKIN: So here’s the interesting thing
when you go fast and you go large, you can really change the way we think about manufacturing. If you really want to be able to make inroads,
you want to be able to make large batches and large parts in addition to small parts. That’s what this printer allows you to do. Their machine is known as HARP—short for
high-area rapid printing. Its success hinges on its innovative design,
one that’s capable of thermostatic control of the giant vat of liquid. CHAD MIRKIN: We have a liquid, think of it
as liquid Teflon, that basically flows over the glass window, that the light is shining
through to generate the part that nonstick liquid is keeping the part from adhering to
the window, allowing you to continuously print, which gives you speed, and it is removing
the heat, as it’s generated. So we’re almost unlimited in terms of size,
and in principle. With HARP’s fluorinated oil, it can
do it with at least three different kinds: hard plastic, elastic rubber, or ceramic. CHAD MIRKIN: We can make all sorts of materials
that are important in the medical industry, we’re talking about the dental industry to
tennis shoes soles to car parts to airplane parts. We can make construction parts, really almost anything that you can imagine and make out
of polymer precursors and that’s a lot of materials.” And its special features don’t stop there. HARP is also able to print both large and
small items, which is unprecedented in the 3D printing world. Usually the size of the printer determines
the tasks that it can handle and it varies from waiting for hours to days for a final
product. All together, HARP is reportedly said to be
the largest and highest throughput printer in its class. So, where do we go from here? CHAD MIRKIN: The amazing thing about this
technology is the pace at which it’s being developed. We’re going to have commercial printers within
18 months. We are now on a Gen three printer that actually
prints even higher quality structures than what we have in the science paper. Pretty exciting and really rapid development. Up until this point, 3D printing has been
restricted practically, while remaining powerful in its conception. With a printer like this, the team could be
spearheading a future without limitations. If you liked this episode, check out our other
one about a light printer that instead of printing layer-by-layer, it does it all
at once using nothing but a projector and some high performance resin. Make sure to subscribe, thanks so much for
watching and I’ll see you next time.

100 thoughts to “This Record-Breaking 3D Printer Could Be the Future of Manufacturing”

  1. so he is just bigger, stronger UV laser what makes him faster? and a little bit higher what is not really A thing, thats all! so an "Elegoo Mars" in BIG size. " AND yes you getting 10times faster high from the smell in closed rooms"

  2. I'm in the aerospace , and I've been into 3d printing since 2016 and noticed that high production was always the hurdle in 3DP , but I knew it was only a matter of time b4 the speed in printing would speed up. The future looks very good the limitless possibilities are endless and aerospace and space industries will produce a new generation of aerial vehicles that's a game changer. I'm going to purchase the Phenom by peopoly. Happy 3D printing 😁

  3. I love seeker, they do many good tech-spots covering some of the latest development, but is disappointingwhen they resort to hyperbole and imprecise language just to attract a wider audience. Sentences like "Heading to a future without limitations." What does that even mean? 3D printing will always have limitations, every manufacturing process does. Sure, this work is pushing those limitations beyond what was previously possible, but it would be nice if we could stick to saying that, rather than wild exaggeration…

  4. Good.Bravo.Look for inspiration from nature.The most talented three D printers in nature are spiders, wasps, bees and silk worms.The future is biodegradable, highly resistant light(according to the use) materials.Solar and electromagnetic energy used for the printers.Analyse how these insects work on a nonoscale, it will give you ideas.

  5. Sounds impressive, but with what materials? I don’t see ubiquitous or practical use until 3D printing can merge multiple substances

  6. I think SLS printing should have been mentioned in this video.

    Complicated metal parts for aerospace are becoming standard fair. From rocket nozzles to fuel injectors for turbines there are tons of highly complicated SLS parts being used in industrial settings around the world.
    IMO, 3D printing is very good for low batch size fabrication, prototyping and eliminating the need for machining in metal parts. I doubt large batch injection molding will be surpassed by any form of 3D printing in the next 50 years, but I'll gladly eat crow if I'm wrong.

    Good video!

  7. SLA exist since 80s. Infact it's first 3D printing technology to ever exist. These days you can by resin based 3D printer for under 300$ Although instead of laser they use a LCD with UV light behind it. Which is still very good (better than FDM quality atleast) You can check out Maker's Muse review of Anycubic Photon or Elegoo Mars (one I prefer).

  8. If there's a Moore's law for 3d printing, then it is going to be fantastic. Looks so sci-fi with the lights and coming out of the vat.

  9. A new technology that can create "adult-sized replicas" from a "vat of liquid," and they named it "HARP."

    Countdown to conspiracy theories in three…

  10. 3D printers were originally made to prototype products and objects. They were never originally intended to be used as a means of mass production.

  11. This is amazing. They didn’t explain it in the video for those who don’t know about 3D printing. For a home fda printer, the most common ones, printing a life size human head would take anywhere between 3-5 days depending on print settings. If you were to print something at the resolution of the printer in the video on a typical sla printer it would be at least a week if not more.

    So to print a full size human in hours is truly revolutionary. Sla printers have gone from $20,000 to $1,000 in the span of 5 years, so even if this printer has a high price now it will go down very quickly.

  12. This technology is already patented by Carbon and has been used in a paper by Boyston from U Washington maybe 2 years ago. Neither of which are cited in the paper. The team from Northwestern haven't done their due diligence.

  13. I can’t wait till I have my first 3-D printed surfboard, say hello to the future, then anyone can design a surfboard and surf it. Then have this at popular surf spots and have the surf shop print your board.

  14. fill such a structure made with a strong alloy with carbon foam and you've got the makings of the building blocks of some rather interesting thingys

  15. What about the set up of your party.. overhangs the time input for those.. this is your easy part. Show us and wow us with the ability to generate automatic overhang generators and this ability to print fast. Using all types of resin. Or even colored parts.

  16. I would to dedicate this video to science and its fans 😊

    My fav part of that video is at 2:55

  17. And then this machine will go on pattent for 20 years preventing anyone to release consumer cost 3D printers for 20 years

  18. The narrator voices from this channel and a few other pseudo-news channels is so annoying like everything is the most EPIC news ever. Like, we have access to other channels and know it isn’t….

  19. A step in the right direction, but that's still not very fast for many important applications, such as manufacturing, building materials, product customization, etc. Fortunately, a couple approaches are soon to bring 40-200 fold increases to that 7mm/min (1 foot to 5 feet per minute, depending on scale).


  21. Can't wait for VR to get better. We just need scientist and doctors to uncover all the secrets of the brain.

  22. Can we please hurry up and use this to create luxury housing for the homeless/everyone? HUMANITY SHOULD BE LIVING IN LUXURY. STOP TRAPPING US IN HELL.


  24. SLA printers are great for printing stuff accurately, but uncured resins are extremely dangerous and are biohazards to the environment. Calling this stuff dangerous is an understatement. Do some research on the dangers of photopolymer resin.

  25. LOL. DEBUNKED. Notice they only do lattice structures fast. Because the liquid needs to flow into the center of the model, and only lattice structures can flow liquid to the center. Solid surfaces must lift and then lower the model for every layer.

  26. Now all they have to make it print parts that cost pennies a piece and only takes 1 or 2 seconds to make a part. Compared to injection molding that uses multiple cavities that makes 100+ parts per minute using materials that cost pennies.

  27. Uuuum, okay, riddle me this… if 3d printers evolve to point that makes traditional manufacturing obselete, or financial non viable (much like sweat shops have already done to 1st world manufacturers), what happens to all those jobs?
    If anyone can own a 3d printer, and can print anything, what happens to the economy?

    Has anyone stops to think about what developing these things will do to humanity?

  28. Thank god someone circumvented carbon 3D’s dumbass patent, they weren’t doing jack shit with it and charging ridiculous prices

  29. Wow. If this is just "one of the higher end" types of printing, imagine what actual high techniques must be like!!!!
    Seems like you'd want to do the video on that, not just something that's "sort of" advanced…… 🤔

  30. You really need to check out Titomics Kinetic Fusion. Prints titanium at a rate of 45KG an hour with a LxWxH 9x3x1.5m build area,

  31. When the polymers add alloys, the gov't will implement Agenda 30 and highly regulate all minerals especially extraction and import.
    Scarcity is created, again.

  32. This idea was first also came to my mind. during making my pcb solder mask i thought what if i use lcd that can emmit uv liglt as 2D plane of printable structure with in such uv curable fluid so with the help of G code with it we can make 3d object faster. after long time thinking this project , once i thought may be such technology are already exists. then i Google it that time and fine ' yes ' that was Chinese company its all room was lightening by yellow lights. because shorter wavelength can interfere with uv sensitive fluid. … so….. why this video if such tech was already exists.???

  33. To much red flags in this video.
    – if it prints so fast, why speed up the video?
    – if it can print so much so fast, why print hollow structures that look big but contain not a lot of material?

  34. I will always wonder….how much plastic waste happened only because of the 3d printed parts from hobbists who print stuff then toss them (let a lone the failed models during printing process)

  35. Unfortunately all this printers produce objects with poor durability, robustness, mechanical properties and precision (material shrinks a lot when it gets cold). Until now this machines are very good for prototyping only and/or for "no-critical" objects for your personal use at home.
    After spending more than one month in researches I have decided to turn back to a CNC milling machine.

  36. I'm literally the one that invented this -.-Glad I never get anything from my inventions cause I'm a poor, or even get to work on them to add insult to injury cause I'm not slave minded enough to submit to poor peoples available slave making education systems to "earn" my special paper from said institute saying I am in fact a good obedient lil draw in the lines slave. =/

  37. I do not want to ruin it for you. Thid isn't revolutionary at all. While this is the newest form of 3D Printing, STL and DLP is quite some years old.

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