Digital Light Projection (DLP) technology, kinetic absorption framework, and software algorithms constituted our basis for the engineering and design aspect of a custom method of additive manufacturing capable of meeting the demands of mass production. With the barriers mentioned above in mind, this device was built to compensate in accuracy, precision (>1 micron) and speed in the resolution of all areas of X, Y, Z orientations, coupled with a large build volume. Strategic algorithms were inserted into object fabrication to achieve parts with a superior surface finish and dimensional accuracy at rapid speeds (<5 mins per 50mm). For validation, we contrasted surface finish against other additive manufacturing solutions available on the market, using the same STL file.
We compared the printed parts under a microscope and identified statistically significant differences (p>0.001) between the finished products. Our method proved superior regarding dimensional accuracy and surface finish. The technology and methods applied in this paper are a step toward key gains in manufacturing-decreased production time, more efficient use of materials and personnel, and cost efficiency. As additive manufacturing evolves, it continues to shape the way humankind thinks about production, creation, and manufacturing while simultaneously expanding research opportunities in ways never before possible.