3D Printing Zürich Message Board › Printing Experimental Materials
So, I'm working on a research project that utilizes a piezoresistive polymer, allowing us to create flexible strain sensors where resistance changes in response to applied mechanical strain. We currently make fibers via extrusion, and since many 3D printers are basically just programmable extrusion machines, I'm interested in experimenting with printing our material for custom sensor applications.
If anyone is interested in having a coffee and discussing about this, please get in contact. I see a lot of possibilities for printing structures with the integrated sensor material if I can get access to a dual material machine, with the second nozzle printing ABS as a structure/insulator for layered circuit building. Naturally, some testing would be needed first to see how well the material can print, as it has micron-sized conductive particles in a polymer matrix.