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Electrochemical 3D Printing – Advanced Manufacturing of the Future

Electrochemical 3D Printing – Advanced Manufacturing of the Future

Electrochemical 3D Printing – Advanced Manufacturing of the Future

Author(s): Dmitry Momotenko, Julian Hengsteler

Publication: Bunsen-Magazin, Issue 6 2021, Seiten: 287-289

Publisher: Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie e.V., Frankfurt

Language: English

 

 

Abstract

Additive manufacturing, also commonly known as 3D printing, is rapidly becoming a part of our everyday life. From DIY use by hobbyists to industrial manufacturing, 3D printing is setting a milestone to bring the Industry 4.0 to reality. The technologies advance quickly with faster print rates, broader choice of materials and a constantly increasing accuracy and printing resolution. Impressively, state-of-the-art techniques take the printed feature sizes to the extreme: multiphoton optical stereolithography and focused electron or ion beams are now capable to produce objects with nanoscale resolution. Although at the cutting edge to printing finest details, these advanced manufacturing methods lack the capacity to process dense and pure electrical conductors – materials very much needed to push the limits of the technologies of the future. Microelectronics, nanooptics, microrobotics and energy storage are only a few examples of application areas where 3D printing of conductive metals can make a revolution. And it seems that modern electrochemistry can make this possible.

Cite this: Momotenko, Dmitry, Hengsteler, Julian (2021): Electrochemical 3D Printing – Advanced Manufacturing of the Future, Bunsen-Magazin 2021, 6: 287-289. Frankfurt am Main: Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für physikalische Chemie e.V. 

 

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