Volumetric 3D printing may pave the way for faster, more innovative 3D printing options. "Unlike existing methods—stereolithography (SLA), selective laser sintering (SLS) fused deposition modeling (FDM) and others—the printed object is not created layer by layer. Instead, the object’s pattern is repeatedly projected into a transparent liquid resin.
Talk of a new method of 3D printing has been a quiet yet slowly growing buzz in the industry.
Recent steps forward are indications that volumetric 3D printing is no longer just a potential area of research. While still in its infancy, this budding process may eventually be a game changer for the faster creation of small prints, potentially taking the audiology, bioengineering, dentistry, microfluidics and prototyping sectors into the future.