Biobased Acrylate Photocurable Resin Formulation for Stereolithography 3D Printing

Vincent S. D. Voet*, Tobias Strating, Geraldine H. M. Schnelting, Peter Dijkstra, Martin Tietema, Jin Xu, Albert J. J. Woortman, Katja Loos, Jan Jager, Rudy Folkersma

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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To facilitate the ongoing transition toward a circular economy, the availability of renewable materials for additive manufacturing becomes increasingly important. Here, we report the successful fabrication of complex shaped prototypes from biobased acrylate photopolymer resins, employing a commercial stereolithography apparatus (SLA) 3D printer. Four distinct resins with a biobased content ranging from 34 to 67% have been developed. All formulations demonstrated adequate viscosity and were readily polymerizable by the UV-laser-based SLA process. Increasing the double-bond concentration within the resin results in stiff and thermally resilient 3D printed products. High-viscosity resins lead to high-resolution prototypes with a complex microarchitecture and excellent surface finishing, comparable to commercial nonrenewable resins. These advances can facilitate the wide application of biobased resins for construction of new sustainable products via stereolithographic 3D printing methods.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1403-1408
Aantal pagina's6
TijdschriftACS Omega
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - feb.-2018

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