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The Boom in 3D-Printed Sensor Technology

by 1, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2,*, 2,3,* and 1,2,4,5,*
Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Shenzhen 518055, China
Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
Open Fiesta, Tsinghua University, Shenzhen 518055, China
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia 19104, PA, USA
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Sensors 2017, 17(5), 1166;
Received: 31 January 2017 / Revised: 20 April 2017 / Accepted: 4 May 2017 / Published: 19 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Micro and Nanofabrication Technologies for Biosensors)
Future sensing applications will include high-performance features, such as toxin detection, real-time monitoring of physiological events, advanced diagnostics, and connected feedback. However, such multi-functional sensors require advancements in sensitivity, specificity, and throughput with the simultaneous delivery of multiple detection in a short time. Recent advances in 3D printing and electronics have brought us closer to sensors with multiplex advantages, and additive manufacturing approaches offer a new scope for sensor fabrication. To this end, we review the recent advances in 3D-printed cutting-edge sensors. These achievements demonstrate the successful application of 3D-printing technology in sensor fabrication, and the selected studies deeply explore the potential for creating sensors with higher performance. Further development of multi-process 3D printing is expected to expand future sensor utility and availability. View Full-Text
Keywords: 3D printing; sensors; additive manufacturing 3D printing; sensors; additive manufacturing
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Xu, Y.; Wu, X.; Guo, X.; Kong, B.; Zhang, M.; Qian, X.; Mi, S.; Sun, W. The Boom in 3D-Printed Sensor Technology. Sensors 2017, 17, 1166.

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Xu Y, Wu X, Guo X, Kong B, Zhang M, Qian X, Mi S, Sun W. The Boom in 3D-Printed Sensor Technology. Sensors. 2017; 17(5):1166.

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Xu, Yuanyuan, Xiaoyue Wu, Xiao Guo, Bin Kong, Min Zhang, Xiang Qian, Shengli Mi, and Wei Sun. 2017. "The Boom in 3D-Printed Sensor Technology" Sensors 17, no. 5: 1166.

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