Voxel-level 3D printing has existed for many years. It has garnered renewed attention in the past couple of years, and with good reason. The ability for engineers to alter material properties at the voxel level will redefine the way they think about materials and enable them to create designs and use cases that never previously existed. New additive manufacturing approaches are providing the capability to produce parts with unique properties that cannot be achieved by any other manufacturing method. For example, engineers now have the capability to design and produce nature-like light weight structures that have an optimized directional weight-to-strength ratio, zero or negative thermal expansion, embedded sensors and actuators, electrostatic discharge dissipation, electrical conductivity and more. In this technical presentation, Eugene, a material scientist, will discuss the various methods currently available for voxel-level modification and the role it will play in the future to enable entirely new additive manufacturing applications.
- Upon completion, participants will be able to define in detail “voxel-level polymer modification” in additive manufacturing
- Upon completion, participants will be able to outline new and existing applications that voxel-level modification enables
- Upon completion, participants will be able to plan how to transform their design and manufacturing processes to leverage the capabilities enabled by voxel-level polymer modification