At the TED conference, Carbon3D, a Vancouver based company touted a radical 3D printing technology and named it CLIP or Continuous Liquid Interface Product. CLIP grows parts instead of printing them layer by layer. It harnesses light and oxygen to continuously grow objects from a pool of resin. The result: make commercial quality parts at game-changing speed. CLIP is 25 to 100 times faster than traditional 3D printing technique. To make the point, Carbon3D web site provides a head-to-head comparison of CLIP to Polyjet, SLS and SLA.
[Press release: March 16, 2015, Vancouver, Canada. www.carbon3D.com]