3D printing enters the next dimension

Written by Polly Wilson

Scientists in the US have added a new dimension to 3D printing with a strategy that controls the chemical composition of printed features, as well as their three-dimensional position.

The University of Miami team’s setup allows controlling both 3D position and monomer composition of a photopolymerisable mixture

With 3D printing systems becoming more mainstream, platforms that overcome their current limitations are increasingly relevant. Ideally, they should print different polymers close together, independently control their position and be compatible with delicate organic and biologically active materials.

To read the full article please visit Chemistry World.

Optimization of 4D polymer printing within a massively parallel flow-through photochemical microreactor
Xiaoming Liu, Yeting Zheng, Samuel R. Peurifoy, Ezan A. Kothari and Adam B. Braunschweig �
Polym. Chem., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6PY00283H, Paper

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2 Responses to “3D printing enters the next dimension”

  1. We’ve published 3D printer reviews at http://www.3dengr.com/3d-printer-reviews on number of models. Just contact us if you are interested in reviewing new devices or 3D printers/accessories we don’t have listed…or just have an interesting article you’d like to do as a guest author.

  2. alexis h says:

    Wow this is really impressive. Its amazing to see how the 3d printing world evolves so rapidly and how 3d printing is evolving the world. So many applications for 3d printers now in almost every industry and now even people making their own stuff at home. Can’t wait to see whats next.

    cheers

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