Let's get down to the nitty-gritty. In essence, 3D printer resin is a liquid solution that's made of a variety of monomers and oligomers. Photopolymerisation ensures that the short carbon chains that make up monomers and oligomers cross-link and form polymers - a material that is composed of repeating units that make up large molecules. But what is photopolymerisation? And how does it work? The photopolymerisation process uses light energy to chemically destruct the terminal ends of monomers and oligomers, which in turn, enables them to react with one another and form the macrostructures that are known as polymers. These polymers end up being the hard plastic materials that form the basis of 3D printing. The technical term for this whole process is stereolithography, but it's also known as SLA as well as resin printing. The term "resin printing" originated from the fact that the chemical materials that undergo the aforementioned photochemical process are referred to as resins.
3D Printing Has Arrived at Paris Fashion Week! 3D printing just for mechanics? Not anymore, it has entered the fashion industry. People are describing it as an industrial revolution, disrupting all aspects of the fashion game. According to Fashion United, the fashion industry is valued at $3 trillion dollars, which accounts for 2 percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Pretty big, isn’t it?
How to save our seas with 3D printing! Intriguing title, isn`t it? Seems that scientists found a way to assist coral reefs to rehabilitate, thus preventing their extinction, by using 3D printed structures! These constructions will enable coral to grow upon them, which is considered as an accomplishment in helping tormented coral reefs from the various threats they face around the world.