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Multi-Material Printer Enables Quick, Easy 3D Printing of Flexible Devices

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Three-dimensionally printed graphene structures on glass and flexible rubber substrates.

The new printer has already attracted interest, including from the Penang division of American manufacturer JABIL, which is working to integrate 3D-printed graphene-based electronics into a smart infusion system.

Credit: Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Researchers from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, the Singapore Center for 3D Printing, and Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific constructed a multi-material three-dimensional (3D) printer for the rapid manufacture of flexible devices.

The printer induces thermal and chemical reactions via varying laser wavelengths to convert polyimide and graphene oxide into a new form of porous graphene.

Structures 3D-printed from this new substance are light, conductive, and capable of printing or coating onto flexible bases like plastics, glass, gold, and fabrics.

From Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
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