Just recently, researchers from Melbourne University have been cooperating with the MCN in the initial of AR Screen of low cost and great transparency. This invention is considered a dramatic breakthrough with the potential to transform the application of AR in various fields and industries.
AR Technology Development Process Is Costly
In definition, AR technology infiltrates digital content into the real world to augment the sensation and interaction of human beings with the ambiance. However, creating an AR technology of flexibility that aims to adapt to the light source from different angles can be daunting. The current mainstream AR manufacturing relies on glass substrates, which is not only time-consuming but also involves expensive processes such as photolithography, lamination, cutting, or etching microstructures. The yield of these processes is also low, making it difficult to seamlessly integrate with product design.
The Dilemma of Mainstream AR Manufacturers
Currently, mainstream AR manufacturers rely heavily on glass substrates, such as photolithography, lamination, cutting, or etching microstructures. The process is not only time-consuming but also leads to an unsatisfying return on investment, let alone a certain low yield, making it hard to integrate with product design seamlessly.
The Breakthrough of Flexible and Generic 3D Printed Screen
Under the leadership of Professor Christina Lim and Thas Nirmalathas, deputy Professor Ranjith Unnithan from Melbourne University, and by teaming up with KDH Design Corporation, the team has launched the transparent display screen by applying low-cost polymers and plastics.
Addictive manufacturing is also utilized during the process, which is also called 3D printing. Flexible and generic, the display can bend to adjust to various shapes, including curved or uneven surfaces, thus complying with the dimensional requirements of the target products.
Moreover, as the screen is transparent, users will get a vision both natural and unobstructed. Addictive manufacturing contributes to the price control of design and production, resulting in products of improved quality and possibilities for large-scale manufacturing.
Future Prospects of 3D Printing Applied In AR Technology
This marks a new milestone for AR technology and is possibly the ultimate form. It is envisioned to be widely used in AR glasses and protective goggles. It is said that transparent displays, such as car windshields are also prone to be the beneficiaries of the technology,