MORE | Spring 2023

3D Printing of Functionalized Piezoelectric Materials for Sensor Applications

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Micro Continuous Liquid Interface Production is a type of 3D printing in which photo-polymerization is used for fusion, which solidifies the resin, resulting in strong objects with a smooth surface finish. By the addition of lead zirconate titanate to functionalize the piezoelectric materials, higher piezoelectric charge constant can be achieved, without harming the mechanical flexibility of the print. This research will focus on the rapid 3D printing of functionalized piezoelectric materials to achieve better characterization, which can further help in the applications of sensors and actuators in the biomedical industry.

Student researcher

Chayaank Bangalore Ravishankar

Manufacturing engineering

Hometown: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Graduation date: Spring 2024