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3D-printing of PARTiculate FORMulations utilizing polymer microparticle-based voxels

Project description

Programmable particle units in 3D-printed microrobotics for biomedical applications

Additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, was originally developed in the 1980s for rapid prototyping of large parts. It has evolved tremendously since then, and is increasingly exploited to produce responsive and multifunctional polymeric parts for applications from biomedicine to microrobotics. To achieve a step-change in possibilities, novel materials and processes are required. The EU-funded 3DPartForm project is developing microparticulate formulations enabling embedded functionality at the unit level. Much like a voxel, or volume pixel, defines a unit of volume of a 3D graphical object, scientists intend to create material 'voxels' with adaptive properties programmable in time and space that can assemble into novel hierarchical responsive structures. The result will be coupled sensing and actuating microrobotics for biomedical applications.

Host institution

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR POLYMERFORSCHUNG DRESDEN EV
Net EU contribution
€ 1 474 125,00
Address
Hohe Strasse 6
01069 Dresden
Germany

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 474 125,00

Beneficiaries (1)

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR POLYMERFORSCHUNG DRESDEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 474 125,00
Address
Hohe Strasse 6
01069 Dresden

See on map

Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 474 125,00