Electrically conductive polymers for additive manufacturing: current research at PoliTo

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presentation by Valentina Bertana, Post-Doc researcher, Politecnico di Torino, at ONLINE 3D Printing Electronics Conference (21 January 2021, 14:00 – 18:00 CET). REGISTER HERE to attend the conference

The field of additive manufacturing, which in the last years has gained a lot of interest both from the commercial and the academic world, needs now a boost from the materials side. If materials with special properties as biocompatibility, high mechanical resistance or temperature resistance are already present on the market, materials with special functionalities are still waiting for first release. Especially as regards materials with electrically conductive properties, which would represent a breakthrough for 3D printed electronics. In this perspective, our research group at the department of Applied Science and Technology at Politecnico di Torino is studying novel materials to allow the additive manufacturing of electrical and electronic components. Among different tests, the photocurable resin based on PEDOT:PSS seems to be the most promising one. Some application examples will be also reported.

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