Last month, Rigoberto Advincula, professor of macromolecular science and engineering, presented new developments on polymers and nanocomposite materials used for 3D printing and additive manufacturing at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Philadelphia.
The challenges of new materials with superior properties suitable for complexity of design and high performance in function requires research in new nanocomposite materials based on graphene oxide, nanocellulose and silicone compositions.
Polymer materials are the most important class and widely used materials for 3D printing. Innovation in additive manufacturing is vital for both the digital and sharing economy.
Together with nine other members of the Advincula Research Group, the group presented 18 oral and poster presentations at the fall national meeting of the ACS, the largest scientific society in the world.