There’s Another Stereolithography Vat In Town

By on December 23rd, 2008 in blog

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While we’re on the topic of giant stereolithography printers, we’ve just been tipped onto a video of another. This one is the iPro 9000 XL, evidently the largest commmercially available SL system. Amazingly, the build chamber is a 59 inch long vat full of liquid manufacturing media.

Somehow we just don’t find SL videos as visually interesting as other 3D deposition techniques. That’s because all you see during the printing process is the laser dancing over the liquid media vat, while the printed object is developed out of view under the liquid surface. However, there is a dramatic moment when the object rises magically out of the fluid, as if it is being created at that instant.

Via 3D Systems

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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