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Advances in Multi-Material, Multifunctional Additive Manufacturing for 3D Printed Electronics and Pharmaceuticals

Advances in Multi-Material, Multifunctional Additive Manufacturing for 3D Printed Electronics and Pharmaceuticals
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With single material conventional Additive Manufacturing (AM) now being routinely industrially deployed, research interest is now moving towards understanding how to exploit the AM approach for multi-material, multifunctional AM.

With a focus on multi-material, functional 3D Printed Electronics and Pharmaceuticals, in this mini-conference, researchers from the EPSRC funded Programme Grant: Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing (Next Gen AM*) will present their research on multifunctional AM. They will explain how, by controlling the co-deposition (interfacing) of both functional and structural materials, the reach of AM technologies can be extended beyond the well understood geometric freedoms they currently enable.

This Next Gen AM spotlight event is also delighted to welcome Professor Martin Wegener from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), who will give an introductory keynote speech on printing at the nano-scale.

* Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing is an EPSRC funded, multidisciplinary, multi-institution collaboration between the University of Nottingham, University of Birmingham and University of Warwick (grant reference: EP/P031684/1)


Professor Richard Hague (University of Nottingham)


Welcome and Introduction to Multifunctional AM

Professor Martin Wegener (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)


3D Laser Nanoprinting: Quo Vadis?

Dr Gustavo F Trindade (University of Nottingham)


Understanding How Multi-Materials Interact: Novel Multiscale Chemical and Physical Analysis Techniques for Multifunctional AM

Dr Yinfeng He (University of Nottingham)


Can We Print Pills? Advances in Multi-Material 3D Inkjet Printing for Pharmaceutical Devices





Dr Nesma Aboulkhair (University of Nottingham)


Hot Metal: How Do We Develop ‘Colour’ Metal Printing?

Dr Mykyta Chubynsky (University of Warwick)


Understanding and Optimising 3D Printing Processes Via Modelling

Dr Geoffrey Rivers, Dr Jisun Im & Dr Feiran Wang (University of Nottingham)


3D Electronics: Building Blocks for 3D Printed Sensors and Computers



Professor Richard Hague (University of Nottingham)


Closing Remarks and Close of Event



The speakers for this event included:

Richard Hague


Martin Wegener


Gustavo F Trindade


Nesma Aboulkhair


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Stavros Tsitsopoulos | HSSMI Ltd

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Daniel Hudson | voestalpine High Performance Metals UK Ltd

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Cindy Kutchko | PPG Industries

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Mike Cottee | PI (Physik Instrumente) Ltd

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Rachel Park | Disruptive

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Jez Pullin | Sartorius Stedim Lab Ltd

"A perfect balance between conference presentations and networking arenas"

Kristin Lippe | FFI - Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

"A great event attended by people from across the industry with a good spread of speakers highlighting a range of relevant topics"

George Hopkins | HiETA Technologies Ltd

"I came away from the conference feeling even more inspired by the sector and the near future possibilities with a real desire to learn more and play more in this space"

Chris Thorpe | Jaggeree

"A very diverse and interesting roster of presenters covering a myriad of perspectives resulted in a very valuable conference"

Mark Tilley | Architected Materials

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Jez Pullin | Sartorius Stedim Lab Ltd

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Steve Simske | Hewlett-Packard Labs

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