Additive manufacturing: modular platform for 3D printing fluid-containing monoliths†
A modular platform for 3D printing fluid-containing structures is reported. Pickering emulsion-templated fluid-filled polymeric capsules were synthesized and incorporated into viscous liquids to produce inks for direct ink writing. Printed objects could be cured by solvent removal or irradiation with ultraviolet light to give monolithic structures containing capsules of fluid, with porosity dependent upon the curing method.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Additive Manufacturing