WP 1. Development of equipment and processes
General overview: We see a need for further development of printing equipment and printing processes since the available equipment cannot print biocompatible composites with sufficiently high (sub-µm) resolution. Furthermore, there is a need for incorporating electronics into the printed parts, to achieve smart materials and implants.
Work package leader: Prof. Stefan Johansson, Uppsala University
Vision: to replace most of the present microelectronics-based microsystems technology used in life science applications with sub-micrometre 3D printing methods.
Mission: to identify and develop functional life science demonstrators that benefit from high detail resolution 3D-printing.
Impact on the Competence Centre: High detail resolution 3D-printing of new materials, structures and systems is by itself a disruptive technology and complements most of the work in the other WPs.
Project 1: This work is done in collaboration with our industrial partner Cytiva. The main objective is to print biocompatible composites with sub-µm resolution.
PhD student: Farnaz Rezaei
Project 2: This work is done in collaboration with our industrial partner Kanthal and Sandvik Palm Coast. We are aiming to develop 3D printing of biochemical sensors.
PhD student: Nuzhet Inci Kilic
Project 3: The goal of the collaboration project between WP 1 and WP3 together with our industrial partner Graphmatech is to integrate sensors and actuators, creating smart/intelligent materials, for general life science applications.
Project 4: WP1 includes procurement of printing equipment as well as development of equipment and processes and this activity involves our industrial partner AFRY.