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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