We launch a series of courses focused on 3D printing technologies. The goal is to help researchers to understand how this technology can revolutionise their daily work.
With this course, we propose to share 5 years of experience spent in learning and following the evolution of the different 3D printing technologies like Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Material Jetting ... We mostly investigated and tested technologies for microfluidic and flow chemistry applications.
It includes 3D printing technologies of biocompatibles materials or with stainless steel, among others.
Beside these high precision applications, more affordable 3D printing technologies can already be very useful to create parts in the lab with biocompatible resins or chemically resistant materials, like polypropylene or PVDF.
From many discussion with lab researchers and customers, the potential of 3D printing technolgies appears to be largely unknown. It is often considered as a technology for non-functional prototypes but the possibilities go largely beyond. Today, additive manufacturing can be used to create parts and tools for productions. For example, it is now possible to print parts in biocompatible polymers USP class VI capable, chemically resistant metarials like PVDF or PEEK, and even stainless steel or ceramic.
During this course series, we will talk about:
A general overview of the 3D printing technologies
A description of the different existing technologies
Discussions about biocompatible and chemically resistant materials which can be 3D printed
Examples of applications from simple tools for the lab to high precision microfluidics and flow chemistry applications.
We aim to create these courses as open discussions on challenges and questions from the users. In a first time, they will be organised as webinar with time for discussions. They can be either in French or in English. In the future, we can also plan sessions with experts on specific technologies.