Special Issue "Advancements and Applications in Polymeric 3D Printing"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "D3: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Matteo Cocuzza
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1. Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism, IMEM-CNR, Parco Area delle Scienze 37/A,43124 Parma, Italy;
2. Dept. of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Turin, Italy
Interests: microsystems; microfluidics; polymeric 3D printing; OECTs; MXenes
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Dr. Simone Luigi Marasso
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Guest Editor
1. Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism, IMEM-CNR, Parco Area delle Scienze 37/A,43124 Parma, Italy;
2. Dept. of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Turin, Italy
Interests: microsensors; microfluidics; polymeric 3D printing; graphene; organic semiconductive sensors
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The application of polymeric 3D printing or additive manufacturing (AM) for scientific and industrial applications is rapidly increasing and, simultaneously, interest in printable smart materials is also increasing. This technology allows for an easy transfer from the design to the fabrication of a part.

Significant challenges are emerging and driving current research and development. The first is to improve the printing resolution by exploiting mechanical, chemical, or physical tools without affecting the yield and the printing time. Addressing smart functional materials suitable for specific customized applications is another challenge. Inter alia, the combination of nanomaterials and polymers offers new possibilities for printing objects that are characterized by peculiar thermal, electrical, mechanical, and optical properties.

Accordingly, this Special Issue will showcase research papers and review articles outlining recent progress and innovative approaches for polymeric 3D printing, defined in terms of functional materials synthesis and processing, their exploitation or integration into devices, microstructures, microsensors and composites for different application fields, improvement in 3D Printing technologies and design methodologies or optimizations of the same. Development and descriptions of subsequent miniaturized devices and systems (MEMS, microsensors, microfluidics, and devices for different application fields like energy, bio, environment, etc.) obtained through polymeric 3D printing are welcome and strongly encouraged.

Dr. Matteo Cocuzza
Dr. Simone Luigi Marasso
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • polymeric 3D printing
  • rapid prototyping
  • functional materials
  • stereolithography
  • fused deposition modeling
  • selective laser sintering
  • ink-jet 3D printing
  • DLP 3D printing
  • 2-photon polymerization
  • polymeric composites
  • 3D-printed miniaturized devices
  • 3D-printed microsensors
  • 3D-printed microfluidics
  • 3D-printed energy devices
  • 3D-printed biodevices
  • multi-materials 3D printing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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