Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, recently wrote an article and gave a presentation on 3-D printing nanocomposites.
His article, titled “3D Printing Biocompatible Polyurethane/Poly(lactic acid)/Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites: Anisotropic Properties” was published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
The article detailed the first 3-D printing of biocompatible polyurethane/PLA composite, which could be used for biomedical applications.
He gave his presentation, titled “3D Printing and High Performance Nanocomposites,” at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Saudi Arabia.
In his talk, Advincula highlighted interest on new materials for high performance in 3-D printing. He explained how additive manufacturing is part of the digital economy that provides a new model for distributed supply chains and point production of goods.