The selective curing of photopolymer resins presents an outstanding opportunity for high-resolution, high-performance, high-throughput additive manufacturing. Applications can range from biomedical to consumer goods to aerospace and automotive. Processing methods include variations on vat photopolymerization, ink-jetting and more. To realize the full potential of photopolymer additive manufacturing (PAM) requires innovations in characterization, modeling and materials. This opportunity seeks proposals that enable advancements in PAM with an emphasis on understanding the fundamental science and characterization of the processes to achieve higher performance, particularly at the voxel and sub-voxel length scales.
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Higgins, Killgore and Poster, NIST Special Publication 1500-17: Report from the Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Workshop: Roadmapping a Future for Stereolithography, Inkjet, and Beyond, https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.1500-17
vat photopolymerization; stereolithography; ink jet; digital light processing; acrylate