Elastomers in Additive Manufacturing

17 September 2021 1.30pm – 4pm
Webinar

 

This webinar will focus on the use of elastomers and elastomeric-like materials in additive manufacturing. The talks will discuss the latest developments of 3D printable elastomer systems, printing technologies and products that have been achieved using this modern manufacturing approach.


Challenges of 3D printing elastomeric materials will be addressed including material formulation, printing resolution, fine tuning physical properties and the ability to set up a mass-manufacturing print farms. This is particularly important today as we develop new products increasingly over ever shorter product lead times as has been required for example to cope with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

You will hear from:

  • Sarah Karmel
    Head of Chemistry Department
    Photocentric

    Visible light photopolymerization of elastomers
    In this talk, we would like to walk the audience through the process of mass manufacturing using 3d printed elastomeric materials. From the formulation of elastomers, the fine tuning of the physical and mechanical properties, to their use is a print farm set-up for mass manufacturing as well as all the challenges along the way.

  • Chiara Da San Martino
    PHD Student
    QMUL

    Fast-curing silicone elastomers for 3D printing of medical devices

Agenda

Chair: Khai Duong Quang Nguyen, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Queen Mary University of London

13:30     Welcome and Introduction to the Rubber in Engineering Group  
Professor James Busfield
Chair | Professor of Materials & National Teaching Fellow, Director of Industrial Engagement & Head of the Soft Matter Group
Rubber in Engineering Group | Queen Mary University of London
 
13:40    


Visible light photopolymerization of elastomers

 


Sarah Karmel
Head of Chemistry Department
Photocentric

14:00     Fast-curing silicone elastomers for 3D printing of medical devices  
Chiara Da San Martino
PHD Student
QMUL
 
14:30     Speaker tbc  

 
15:00     Speaker tbc  

 
15:30    
Speaker tbc
 
   
16:00    
Close
 
   


Speakers