• CTF

CTF stands for Contrast Transfer Function. As the name indicates, CTF reflects the ability of an optical system to transfer the contrast of any given object onto the image plane. The higher the CTF, the sharper the image.

In DLP 3D-printing, each layer is built by projecting an image consisting of on- and off-pixels onto a photopolymer bed. In order to control the photopolymerization process and the quality of the print as accurately as possible, you’ll want to have a sharp image with a high contrast.

In optics, the ability of an optical system to faithfully transfer the contrast of an object onto the image plane is measured through the CTF value.

When looking for a UV DLP projector for your 3D-printing system, you want to make sure that the CTF value is high enough to ensure the precision of your printer.

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Three terms exist for the letter B

  • Biofabrication

    Biofabrication is the production of biological products. These products can be made from materials such as biomaterials, matrices, and living cells. Biofabrication offers the opportunity to reconstruct the structural and functional complexity of human tissues. This rapidly developing technology has been encouraged by the development of Additive Manufacturing Technologies.

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  • Bioprinting

    Bioprinting is one type of an additive manufacturing process. Bioprinting is the addition of cells to biocompatible polymers that mimic the ECM environment to support living cells.

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