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High-throughput characterization of fluid properties to predict droplet ejection for three-dimensional inkjet printing formulations (2019)
Journal Article
Zhou, Z., Ruiz Cantu, L., Chen, X., Alexander, M. R., Roberts, C. J., Hague, R., …Wildman, R. (2019). High-throughput characterization of fluid properties to predict droplet ejection for three-dimensional inkjet printing formulations. Additive Manufacturing, 29, doi:10.1016/j.addma.2019.100792

Inkjet printing has been used as an Additive Manufacturing (AM) method to fabricate three-dimensional (3D) structures. However, a lack of materials suitable for inkjet printing poses one of the key challenges that impedes industry from fully adopting... Read More

Additive manufacturing of heat-sensitive polymer melt using a pellet-fed material extrusion (2018)
Journal Article
Zhou, Z., Salaoru, I., Morris, P., & Gibbons, G. J. (2018). Additive manufacturing of heat-sensitive polymer melt using a pellet-fed material extrusion. Additive Manufacturing, doi:10.1016/j.addma.2018.10.040

The most common method for Additive Manufacturing (AM) of polymers is melt extrusion, which normally requires several pre-processing steps to compound and extrude filament feedstock, resulting in an overall long melt residency time. Consequently a ty... Read More

Development of three-dimensional printing polymer-ceramic scaffolds with enhanced compressive properties and tuneable resorption (2018)
Journal Article
Zhou, Z., Cunningham, E., Lennon, A., McCarthy, H. O., Buchanan, F., & Dunne, N. (2018). Development of three-dimensional printing polymer-ceramic scaffolds with enhanced compressive properties and tuneable resorption. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 93, 975-986. doi:10.1016/j.msec.2018.08.048

In this study, bone tissue engineered scaffolds fabricated via powder-based 3D printing from hydroxyapatite (HA) and calcium sulphate (CaSO4) powders were investigated. The combination of using a fast resorbing CaSO4 based powder and the relatively s... Read More