Stereolithography (SLA) and Digital Light Processing (DLP)

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "D:Materials and Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2022) | Viewed by 1763

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Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche—Institute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies and Systems for Advanced Manufacturing (STIIMA), 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: manufacturing; micro manufacturing; micro machining; additive manufacturing; stereolithography; nanocomposite materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The demand for miniaturized components and parts with complex microscale features is continuously increasing in several sectors, e.g., electronics, medical, consumer goods, microfluidics, optics, automotive and aerospace. However, such objects still represent a challenge from the manufacturing point of view.

When considering polymeric materials, the complex 3D microparts could be efficiently manufactured using the traditional Additive Manufacturing processes with some specific adjustments for the microscale. Among these technologies, the vat photopolymerization processes (as both stereolithography and digital light processing) are very promising since they allow to achieve a very high resolution and an excellent part quality. Moreover, these processes can be exploited for an easy and cost-effective rapid prototyping of customized microparts since they do not imply time consumption and costs for tooling. Eventually, embedding micro/nano particles in the photocuring resin allows to improve the material properties and even to create smart materials (i.e., materials that can be modified by external stimuli) that are customized for specific applications, such as shape morphing components, programmable materials, thermomagnetically responsive actuators and grippers, soft robotics, etc.

Accordingly, this Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers and review articles that focus on the novel advancements and applications of micro stereolithography and digital light processing techniques, including the topics of the process characterization and optimization, and development of advanced materials.

Dr. Lara Rebaioli
Dr. Irene Fassi
Guest Editors

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  • micro manufacturing
  • additive manufacturing
  • 3D printing
  • stereolithography
  • digital light processing
  • advanced materials
  • smart materials

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