Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been around for several years. The main application for a long time was prototyping in the early stages of product development. Recently, new technologies like Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) are shaking up the AM sector. Using DLS and a two-stage dual-curing process, 3D printing is now being considered for mass production of parts since it has become considerably faster and the final product shows improved mechanical characteristics.
Industrial 3D printing processes create functional, end-use parts with mechanically isotropic properties and smooth surface finishes. Read how Prof. Dr. Tim Osswald, Alec Redmann and the team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison worked together with the California-based company Carbon Inc. optimized the thermal curing cycle of EPX 82 resin used in the their Digital Light SynthesisTM (DLSTM) process.