Tristan Mes, SupraPolix BV, Presents: “3D-Printing of Self-Healing Supramolecular Materials”

Supramolecular polymers, based on hydrogen bonding are eminently suitable for FDM 3D-printing. The thermo-reversible nature of hydrogen bonding favors the interplay between the intrinsic processability and the mechanical properties of the polymer and is therefore lowering its printing-temperature while retaining its mechanical performance. Furthermore, the specific rheological profiles of supramolecular polymers may lead to unique dynamical properties like self-healing behavior.

By using our SupraB™ hydrogen bonding technology, we have developed various polymers for 3D-printing ranging from strong biocompatible elastomers, to elastomers with self-healing behavior, to soft hydrogel materials with shape-memory properties. Continue reading “Tristan Mes, SupraPolix BV, Presents: “3D-Printing of Self-Healing Supramolecular Materials””