2021 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium SM08-Next-Generation Materials and Technologies for 3D Printing and Bioprinting

Industrial, government, and academic researchers are evaluating 3D printing and bioprinting technologies to overcome the limitations associated with conventional medical manufacturing processes. These technologies involve processing of three-dimensional structures in a layer-by-layer manner. 3D printing technologies are being used with new classes of materials to create implants, instruments, devices, and other products for medicine, surgery, and dentistry. 3D printing is also being used for consumer products, motor vehicles, aerospace, and other technological applications. New types of bioprinting technologies are being use for processing cells and biomaterials into artificial tissues, structures for in vitro testing, and food products. The industrial use of 3D printing and bioprinting technologies is a multi-billion dollar activity, which significant growth occurring in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. This symposium will consider recent developments by researchers in academia and industry into novel materials and technology for 3D printing and bioprinting. Several topics related to 3D printing, including development of computer models, novel 3D printing and bioprinting technologies, and novel materials for use in 3D printing and bioprinting, will be discussed. This symposium will create collaboration and discussion among the many groups involved in the development and use of 3D printing technologies, including materials engineers, manufacturers, and clinicians.

Topics will include:

  • New materials and methods for vat photopolymerization
  • Improvements to the material jetting process
  • Innovative input materials for binder jetting
  • Novel materials and methods for material extrusion
  • Innovations in materials and methods for powder bed fusion
  • Improvements to the sheet lamination process
  • Novel input materials for directed energy deposition
  • Next generation materials and approaches for bioprinting
  • Innovations in the chemistry of polymers, ceramics, composites, metals, and biopolymers for 3d printing and bioprinting
  • 3D printing of smart materials
  • Validation of 3D printing and bioprinting technologies
  • Mechanical testing of 3D printed structures
  • Design and computational aspects associated with 3D printed and bioprinted structures
  • Use of modeling approaches to understand the printing mechanism
  • Industrial applications of 3D printing and bioprinting
  • Translation of 3D printed medical products for commercial or clinical use

Invited Speakers:

  • Doug Chrisey (Tulane University, USA)
  • Tal Dvir (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
  • Jinah Jang (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Masanori Kikuchi (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Geetha Manivasagam (Vellore Institute of Technology, India)
  • Wei Sun (Drexel University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Roger Narayan
North Carolina State University

Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam
University College London
Department of Mechanical Engineering
United Kingdom

Wai Yee Yeong
Nanyang Technological University
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

James Yoo
Wake Forest Baptist Health

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