Block copolymers: a route for 4D printing

Claudia Delgado Simao

presentation by Claudia Delgado Simao, Teamleader at Eurecat – Technology Centre of Catalonia, at ONLINE 3D Printing Electronics Conference (21 January 2021, 14:00 – 18:00 CET). REGISTER HERE to attend the conference

4D printing is a methodology that makes use of a certain printed material property to change it’s final structure or chemistry along time. Block-copolymers (BCP) are synthetic polymer materials with tuned supramolecular interactions by design, useful to control it’s ability to self-assemble in segregated hydrophillic-hydrophonbic domains and create various functionalised superstructures. Here is presented the methodology for 4DP with BCPs and potential applications in health and energy applications.

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