Continuous 3D Printing: What High-Speed DLP Really Means for Manufacturing

Continuous 3D printing is a newer approach to DLP printing in which the build plate moves constantly in the Z direction ― allowing light from a projector to cure photosensitive polymers without interruption to produce a final part.

In this paper, you will learn more about technical considerations for continuous 3D printing:

  1. Beyond speed, what are the benefits of continuous 3D printing? Are there trade offs for the speed?
  2. What is a dead zone and why does it matter?
  3. Why is accuracy more challenged on a continuous 3D printer than with traditional DLP or SLA technologies?
  4. Is surface finish really always better on a continuous 3D printer?
  5. What does continuous printing mean for processing dual-cure materials with a short pot life? Can continuous parts compete with injection molded devices?

  6. Fill out the form to access the white paper from EnvisionTEC, which patented continuous 3D printing in 2011