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University of Michigan Develops Technology That Doubles Speed of 3D Printing

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Industry Reports
May 23, 2022
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A new software invented at the University of Michigan that speeds up 3D printing has hit the market. Developed by spinoff company Ulendo, the product was recently launched at the RAPID + TCT Conference in Detroit. 3D printing has long been limited by its slow process, and U-M associate professor of mechanical engineering and founder of Ulendo, Chinedum Okwudire, said his software is changing the 3D printing landscape.

University of Michigan develops technology that doubles speed of 3D printing

ANN ARBOR – A new software invented at the University of Michigan that speeds up 3D printing has hit the market.

Developed by spinoff company Ulendo, the product was recently launched at the RAPID + TCT Conference -- North America’s largest conference for additive manufacturing.

3D printing has long been limited by its slow process, and U-M associate professor of mechanical engineering and founder of Ulendo, Chinedum Okwudire, said his software is changing the 3D printing landscape.

“If you want to reduce vibration in a moving object, most times you can do that by slowing down,” Okwudire said in a statement. “But as 3D printing is already very slow, that solution creates another problem. Our solution allows you to print fast without sacrificing quality.”

He added that the faster speed wouldn’t necessarily mean a larger consumption of energy, which would allow for a potential cost reduction per printed part.

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