12 May 2016 3D printing in chemistry: past, present and future
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During the last years, 3d printing for rapid prototyping using additive manufacturing has been receiving increased attention in the technical and scientific literature including some Chemistry-related journals. Furthermore, 3D printing technology (defining size and resolution of 3D objects) and properties of printed materials (e.g., strength, resistance to chemical attack, electrical insulation) proved to be important for chemistry-related applications. In this paper these are discussed in detail. In addition, application of 3D printing for development of Micro Plasma Devices (MPDs) is discussed and 2d-profilometry data of a 3D printed surfaces is reported. And, past and present chemistry and bio-related applications of 3D printing are reviewed and possible future directions are postulated.
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Ryan Shatford, Ryan Shatford, Vassili Karanassios, Vassili Karanassios, "3D printing in chemistry: past, present and future", Proc. SPIE 9855, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies IX, 98550B (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224404; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2224404

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