Based on the world-first 3D gel printing technology, we aim to develop 3D gel printing system to realize free-shape design of soft and wet materials. We defined ‘Designable Gels’ as revolutionary gels whose molecular structure, shape, and functions can be designed by users. By virtue of the 3D gel printing system, we can use 3D high-performance gels materials and realize both designed 3D shape and designed properties. At the same time, analysis technology with scanning microscopic light scattering will be immediately used to guarantee the quality of manufactured gels. We believe we will contribute to extend the fields of medical and robot applications and create new markets.
Hidemitsu Furukawa, Masaru Kawakami, Azusa Saito, Kazuyuki Sakai, Taizo Hayashida, and Kei Toba, "Revolutionary 3D printing systems of designable gels to develop novel applications and markets (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 9705, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XIV, 97050B (Presented at SPIE BiOS: February 14, 2016; Published: 3 June 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2222418.4926271551001.
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