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3D Printing: Coatings Methodologies


Friday, Apr 13, 2018

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    Paris, Rome

Coatings for 3D Printed Parts

3D printed objects from materials such as PLA in a layer-by-layer deposition process resulting in a rough surface composed of hills and valleys. Coatings can be used to improve surface appearance and impart a glossy appearance.

Image credit: 3D Printing Blog

Join us for a series of lectures featuring materials sciences expert Prof. Rigoberto Advincula of Case Western Reserve University! Our new 2018 series with Prof. Advincula is focused on giving audiences a deeper look into various aspects of 3D printing. With applications in many fields such as manufacturing, medicine, architecture, and custom art and design, 3D printing is be at the forefront of many commercial technologies for years to come.

Our next entry in this series is focused on how coatings are used in conjunction with 3D printed parts. Several printing techniques often produce parts with rough edges that may need additional finishing through the use of sandpaper and other materials. Join us as we take a look at coatings being used to impart special properties to 3D printed parts such as abrasion and scratch resistance, impact resistance, anti-microbial traits, and even enhanced aesthetics such as a high glossy appearance.

Join us as Prof. Advincula surveys the field of 3D printing research and development through the lens of the latest in nanoscale characterization techniques.

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Presented by Prof. Rigoberto Advincula Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Director of the Petro Case Consortium, is recognized industry-wide as an expert regarding polymer and materials challenges of the oil-gas industry. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and is the recipient of numerous awards including Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Herman Mark Scholar Award of the Polymer Division, and Humboldt Fellow.

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