Google last year invested $100 million in Carbon to commercialize its high-speed CLIP (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) process, which uses ultra high-performance urethanes.
The technology was actually inspired by the movie Terminator 2 and the way the next generation T-1000 robot assassin rises out of a puddle of material. CLIP promises printing speeds 25 to 100 times faster than conventional 3-D printers.
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.
|See Tim Lew of AxoGen discuss, "Advances in 3-D Printing Capabilities for Medical Device Development," at BIOMEDevice San Jose, December 7-8, 2016.|
[Image courtesy of Carbon]