Carbon's CLIP process can 3-D print objects significantly faster than traditional 3-D printers.
Just picture a polymer object literally rising out of a pool of liquid media in minutes rather than the hours it would take for a traditional 3-D printer to lay down material. That's the enticing reality of Carbon's Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) process, which uses ultra high-performance urethanes.
The technology was inspired by the movie Terminator 2 and the way the next generation T-1000 robot assassin rises out of a puddle of material.
Google last year invested $100 million in Redwood City, CA-based Carbon to commercialize CLIP. Johnson and Johnson has already forged a medical device partnership with the company, which unveiled its first commercially available CLIP printer, the M1, in April.
A spokesperson for Carbon said the company is working with many medical partners and customers, though CLIP has yet to be employed making functioning medical devices.
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