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Customized setups for high throughput screening of 3D printable resins
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For Information, Contact:
Mark Juetten
Associate Commercialization Manager, Chemistry
515-294-4740
licensing@iastate.edu
Web Published:
1/7/2019
ISURF #
4790
Summary:
ISU and Ames Laboratory scientists have developed an adapter that conserves the volume of resin used in the 3D printing of smaller parts.

Development Stage:
Description:
Common commercial 3D-printers have a single build platform that requires a significant volume of material for every printing task, regardless of size of your target part. Consequently, screening different materials demands production of large amounts of resins. Furthermore, only one resin can be tested in a single run so testing multiple candidate resins is either time consuming or requires several costly printers operating in parallel. Iowa State University and Ames laboratory scientists devised a high throughput screening adapter that can be attached to any commercial sterolithographic 3D printer that divides its build platform and resin tank into sets of smaller individual platforms and tanks. This can reduce the amount of resin needed from 100 mL or more ($150-$400 per liter resin), to 2 mL per reservoir.

Advantage:
• High-throughput
• Low cost
Patent Information:
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