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3D Printing Block M

A photograph of a 3D printed block M.

A new way to 3D print, developed at the University of Michigan, uses two lights to control the solidification of resin, enabling complex shapes to be pulled from a vat at 100 times the print speed of conventional 3D printers, and was demonstrated by printing a block M in a U-M chemical engineering lab in Ann Arbor, MI on December 6, 2018. This project was co-led by Timothy Scott, associate professor of chemical engineering and Mark Burns, T.C. Chang Professor of Engineering and professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering. Photo: Evan Dougherty/Michigan Engineering, Communications & Marketing