Special Issue "Materials and Processes for 3D Nanomanufacturing"

A special issue of Nanomanufacturing (ISSN 2673-687X).

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Dipartimento di Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia, Politecnico di Torino, C.so Duca Degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: additive manufacturing at the micro scale; 3D printed devices; microelectronics; microsystems; micro-optics; advanced lithography; microsystems back end technologies
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1. DISAT—Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
2. Chilab—Materials and Microsystems Laboratory, DISAT, Politecnico di Torino, Via Lungo Piazza d’Armi 6, IT 10034 Chivasso (Turin), Italy
Interests: additive manufacturing at the micro- and nano-scale; 3D printed devices; integrated electronic devices; microfluidics; lab-on-a-chip (LOC)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue entitled “Materials and Processes for 3D Nanomanufacturing” aims to deepen the understanding of nanomanufacturing from the perspective of three-dimensional object fabrication. Technological advancements in the field of manufacturing have made downscaling to the nanometric level possible. Operating at the nanometric level requires insights into the foundations of various phenomena. Three-dimensional nanomanufacturing could lead to devices able to operate at the molecular level in the field of sensing, exploiting both nanotailored materials and nanocomponents. At the same time, the possibility of creating nanometric features represents a unique opportunity to mimic natural environments and events with high precision. Moreover, such 3D nanostructuring capability will open the path to quantum technology in the same way vacuum technology did for microelectronics 100 years ago. Many other examples could be mentioned that have attracted the interests of physicians, biologists, physicists, and engineers from different fields.

We are pleased to invite you to divulge your research efforts regarding 3D nanomanufacturing in the present Special Issue. Original research articles and reviews are welcomed. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Nanomanufacturing processes and involved technologies;

- Materials designed for nanomanufacturing processes;

- Materials for the fabrication of three-dimensional nanosized objects;

- Three-dimensional nanodevices or three-dimensional objects integrating nano-sized features;

- Applications of 3D nanomanufacturing.

We look forward to receiving your valuable contributions as soon as they are ready to be submitted.

Dr. Luciano Scaltrito
Dr. Valentina Bertana
Guest Editors

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  • 3D printing
  • MEMS and NEMS
  • 3D nanodevices
  • 3D nanofibers
  • 3D nanofluidics
  • 3D nanooptics
  • 3D nanopatterns

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Three-Dimensional Printing Applications in Food Industry
Nanomanufacturing 2023, 3(1), 91-112; https://doi.org/10.3390/nanomanufacturing3010006 - 08 Mar 2023
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Three-dimensional (3D) printing has gained increasing attention for its unique ability to create geometrically complex designs, which not only can be used for mass manufacturing but also has environmental and economic benefits. Additionally, as far as the food industry is concerned, this emerging [...] Read more.
Three-dimensional (3D) printing has gained increasing attention for its unique ability to create geometrically complex designs, which not only can be used for mass manufacturing but also has environmental and economic benefits. Additionally, as far as the food industry is concerned, this emerging technology has the potential to personalize products in terms of shape and/or nutritional requirements creating a wide range of food items with specially made shapes, colors, textures, tastes, and even nutrition using suitable raw materials/food components. In the future, 3D food printing could make complex food models with special interior design. This review gives attention to intelligent food packaging. Point-of-use machinery for manufacturing smart packaging, with a 3D printing approach, enables the use of multifunctional smart components and is self-identifying and highly sensitive, while using biocompatible non-toxic materials is cheaper than traditional manufacturing methods. This would create smart food packaging and in turn prevent customers from purchasing unsuitable food and thus reduce food waste. Future studies can make the process more compatible and efficient with a wide variety of materials that could be used to improve the 3D printing process. Full article
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