Special Issue "3D Printing: Microfabrication and Emerging Concepts"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017).
Interests: autonomous lab-on-a-chip (LOC) systems; optical chemical sensing; integrated optics design; 3D printed optics; additive microfabrication
In modern additive fabrication, the freedom to explore complex and diverse architectures is essentially unconstrained. Moreover, 3D printing substantially disentangles design from manufacturing skills and provides a versatile vehicle to materialize concepts, which otherwise would require costly and highly specialized resources. Activity in recent years has been intense, and the potential of 3D printing has been demonstrated in numerous fields. Some of these concepts have already been shown for micro devices and lab-on-a-chip fabrication, whereas others remain as inspiring possibilities, yet to be exploited for microfabrication.
This Special Issue invites contributions (original research papers, review articles, and brief communications) focusing on 3D printing microfabrication and relevant emerging concepts. We seek to provide a comprehensive collection highlighting advances in 3D printing methods and materials, embedded functionality, such as nano-structuring or chemical conditioning, and related applications such as 3D printed microfluidic systems and components, as well as organ-on-a-chip and 4D concepts.
Prof. Dr. Daniel Filippini
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- 3D printing
- additive manufacturing
- 3D printed Lab-on-a-chip
- 4D printing
- nano 3D printing
- rapid prototyping