Fabrication of controlled porous materials has gained interest because of their broad range of applications in energy storage, catalysis, biotechnology, and life sciences.
Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design’s (SUTD) Soft Fluidics Lab have developed a novel 3D printing technology to print porous structure in one step through spatially controlled immersion precipitation. It was termed immersion precipitation 3D printing (ip3DP). The porosity of the 3D printed objects is easily controlled by the concentrations of polymers and additives, and the types of solvents.
The principal investigator, Assistant Professor Michinao Hashimoto stated that “the wide selection of printable materials, and ability to tailor their morphologies and properties, make ip3DP a novel approach for 3D printing to fabricate functional structures.”
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