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Novel 3D Printing Process for Alternative Material Fabrications

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Project TitleNovel 3D Printing Process for Alternative Material Fabrications
Track CodeUIC-2016-045
Short Description

Technology Description: Additive manufacturing (AM) is a method of building components layer by layer using digital 3D design data. Many industries have adopted this method for manufacturing plas

Abstract

Technology Description: Additive manufacturing (AM) is a method of building components layer by layer using digital 3D design data. Many industries have adopted this method for manufacturing plastic or metal parts. However, AM is often only used for producing component prototypes; since the method is currently limited in the industry to printing uni-material components—and thus cannot be used to manufacture end-use products. Many attempts have been made to incorporate the use of additional materials in AM, yet these attempts are still limited to only one class of materials (i.e. metals or polymers, but not both). Researchers at UIC have developed a novel AM process based on Stereolithography and electrophotography known as Projection-Based Electro-Stereolithography. This approach has the potential to print multi-material parts with controlled dispersion patterns, thus expanding the class of materials that could be potentially used in AM.



Applications:    The process can be used to build end-use and multi-material components in additive manufacturing.



Benefits:  Composite printing is open to a broad range of materials. Additionally, high viscous materials and particles can be processed with the proposed methodology. The method further allows for a controlled composite deposition pattern.



For more information, contact Mark Krivchenia.

 
Tags3D print, Engineering/Physical Science, Miscellaneous – Physical Sciences, Additive Manufacturing, composite printing, composites, electro-stereolithography, electrophotography, materials, multi-material, projection based printing, stereolithography
 
Posted DateMar 22, 2016 6:11 PM

Researcher

Name
Yayue Pan
Abhishek Patil

Manager

Name
Mark Krivchenia
Sandra Thompson

Intellectual Property

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