Carbon3D has developed what it calls Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP), a unique method of 3D printing without layers that is 25 to 100 times faster than other 3D printing methods. Besides speed, the CLIP process has other advantages to traditional 3D printing including the ability to use a wide variety of materials, more uniform final parts, and finished parts without the problems caused by layering.
The CEO of Carbon3D Joseph M. DeSimone gave a TED Talk in 2015 about the process. During the speech he said the inventors were inspired by the liquid metal T-1000 from Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
via Jesse Middleton