Sep 11, 2016

Laser-assisted Advanced 3D Printing with Silver Ink

Researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) developed a new 3D printing method.

They use a miniature nozzle to spray silver ink that is solidified by lasers in midair to produce self-supporting 3D structures.

The application of this technology will probably be in advanced electronics circuits production or biomedical devices.




























Here is the video of the process:



Source and more information:

http://www.pnas.org/content/suppl/2016/05/11/1525131113.DCSupplemental

http://www.pnas.org/content/113/22/6137.abstract

http://www.pnas.org/content/suppl/2016/05/11/1525131113.DCSupplemental/pnas.201525131SI.pdf