Phantom Geometry: Printing 3D Streaming by Using Ultraviolet Light Objects

Kyle and Liz Von Hassel have titled his dissertation in architecture ‘ phantom geometry ’ and the truth is that your application has something of ghostly that leaves us fascinated watching these strange shapes emerge from a luminous fluid reservoir.

What you see in the picture is not anything other than a 3D printing system that these future doctors have developed in the Department of Robotics at the University of South Carolina.

Phantom Geometry from Liz and Kyle von Hasseln on Vimeo.

The system uses a tank full of a liquid resin that solidifies upon contact with light. A DLP projector specially modified to emit ultraviolet light high power is responsible for projecting, layer to layer, the image of what you want to print.

The objects out of the tank continuously and can be interrupted or modified on the fly at will. The novelty of the system, in fact, is that the data to be printed are not sent one time and then there is no reverse gear, but that the machine receives them in a streaming in real time, making it possible to make adjustments on the fly.

We are not maintaining a huge resin tank in the living room, but Von Hassel method can have many applications in the business world, and it is also nice to see.