3D printing of bioinspired textured surfaces with superamphiphobicity
Natural superwettability surfaces have received extensive attentions for their unique wetting performance and functionalities. Inspired by nature, artificial surfaces with superwettability, especially superamphiphobicity, i.e. superhydrophobicity and superoleophobicity, have been widely developed with various methods and techniques, where 3D printing that is also called additive manufacturing is an emerging one. 3D printing is skilled at rapid and precise prototyping with the advantage of fabricating various architectures and structures with extreme complexity. It is therefore supposed to be promising for building bioinspired superamphiphobic surfaces with structural complexity in a facile manner. Herein, the state-of-the-art 3D printing techniques and methods for fabricating superwettability surfaces with micro/nanostructures are reviewed, followed by an overview of their extensive applications, which is believed to be promising in engineered wettability, bionics science, liquid transport, microfluidic, drag reduction, anti-fouling, oil/water separation, and so on.
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