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Synergistic effects of hybrid conductive nanofillers on the performance of 3D printed highly elastic strain sensors (2019)
Journal Article
Xiang, D., Zhang, X., Harkin-Jones, E., Zhu, W., Zhou, Z., Shen, Y., …Wang, P. (2019). Synergistic effects of hybrid conductive nanofillers on the performance of 3D printed highly elastic strain sensors. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.105730

In this work, thermoplastic polyurethane based conductive polymer composites containing carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and synthesized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were used to fabricate highly elastic strain sensors via fused deposition modeling. The print... Read More about Synergistic effects of hybrid conductive nanofillers on the performance of 3D printed highly elastic strain sensors.

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 about High-throughput characterization of fluid properties to predict droplet ejection for three-dimensional inkjet printing formulations.

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 about Additive manufacturing of heat-sensitive polymer melt using a pellet-fed material extrusion.

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 about Development of three-dimensional printing polymer-ceramic scaffolds with enhanced compressive properties and tuneable resorption.