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Materials 2018, 11(1), 166; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11010166

Advanced Material Strategies for Next-Generation Additive Manufacturing

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State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
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Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
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Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
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Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong 999077, China
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Received: 29 December 2017 / Revised: 15 January 2018 / Accepted: 17 January 2018 / Published: 22 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue NextGen Materials for 3D Printing)
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Abstract

Additive manufacturing (AM) has drawn tremendous attention in various fields. In recent years, great efforts have been made to develop novel additive manufacturing processes such as micro-/nano-scale 3D printing, bioprinting, and 4D printing for the fabrication of complex 3D structures with high resolution, living components, and multimaterials. The development of advanced functional materials is important for the implementation of these novel additive manufacturing processes. Here, a state-of-the-art review on advanced material strategies for novel additive manufacturing processes is provided, mainly including conductive materials, biomaterials, and smart materials. The advantages, limitations, and future perspectives of these materials for additive manufacturing are discussed. It is believed that the innovations of material strategies in parallel with the evolution of additive manufacturing processes will provide numerous possibilities for the fabrication of complex smart constructs with multiple functions, which will significantly widen the application fields of next-generation additive manufacturing. View Full-Text
Keywords: additive manufacturing; micro-/nano-scale 3D printing; bioprinting; 4D printing; conductive materials; biomaterials; smart materials additive manufacturing; micro-/nano-scale 3D printing; bioprinting; 4D printing; conductive materials; biomaterials; smart materials
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Chang, J.; He, J.; Mao, M.; Zhou, W.; Lei, Q.; Li, X.; Li, D.; Chua, C.-K.; Zhao, X. Advanced Material Strategies for Next-Generation Additive Manufacturing. Materials 2018, 11, 166.

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