Microporous materials for 3D-printing – Presented by Margot Segers, Brightlands Materials Center

Microporous materials for 3D-printing – Presented by Margot Segers, Brightlands Materials Center, at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 17, 2018, at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Geleen, The Netherlands.

Additive manufacturing provides excellent opportunities for the production of customized products with high design of freedom. The potential for expanding the range of AM photopolymer-based resins with added functionalities is huge.

Applications specifically benefitting from the design of freedom are those in the biomedical field, where complex shapes and small production series are often required. Uses like medical implants, materials for drug delivery, and scaffolds for tissue engineering can be considered. These applications, particularly the latter, can benefit from the polymer material being permeable to aqueous solutions.

Here we present the development of a microporous, water-permeable, photocurable material for 3D-printing.

About Margot Segers
Margot Segers has received her Master’s degree in chemistry at the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2008. In 2010 she joined the materials research department of TNO in Eindhoven. Since 2017 she is also working at the Brightlands Materials Center in the Additive Manufacturing Program.

About Brightlands Materials Center
Inspiring and developing the next generation of talent with the right skills and mindset for the polymeric materials field by attracting and connecting industry, academia and entrepreneurs, boosting sustainable development based on the latest knowledge.

3D Printing Materials Conference 2018About 3D Printing Materials Conference
The 3D Printing Materials Conference [April 17, 2018, Geleen, The Netherlands] The 3D Printing Materials Conference is a platform and information interface enabling an exchange of informations on market requirements, research interests and current results, skills and resources as well as facilitating the building of future partnerships. Academics, engineers, designers, and managers are invited to lecture on their state-of-the-art developments and future prospects or display their products and offers as exhibitor.

The conference focuses on Polymers (new materials), application of polymers in 3D Printing and multi material 3D Printing.

Day 1: April 17, 2018 Day 2: April 18, 2018
3D Printing Materials Conference 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference 4D Printing & Meta Materials  Conference
Polymers (New materials)
Application of polymers in 3D Printing (from standard to high quality / high risk)
Multi material 3D Printing
3D design & 3D engineering tools / Visualisation tools
Value Engineering / Virtual Engineering
Topology Optimization
Reverse engineering
Postprocessing / AMES (Additive Manufacturing Execution Systems) / (MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
Blockchain
4D Printing from idea to full functionality
Smart materials
Applications & opportunities for designing and engineering
New materials for shoes and wearables
Applications in robotics
New type of sensors.