3D Printing Using Peroxide Bearing Powdered Materials as Catalyst/fillers

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Barrett Potter, jr.
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Krishna Muralidharan
Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Douglas Loy
Professor, 20 Materials Science & Engineering
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Robert Sleeper
Licensing Manager (520) 626-4604

Invention:

This invention involves the inkjet 3D printing of liquid precursors with epoxide or

vinyl reactive groups into powder beds of extraterrestrial materials or simulants with catalytic

peroxidizing or Lewis acidic metal sites which allows formation of thermoplastic or thermoset

composites for agile manufacturing.

 

Applications:

• Allows for conversion of extraterrestrial regolith to valuable manufacturing material.

? Gives astronauts ability to produce wide variety of objects

? Results in huge savings of fuel and money

• Could provide better feedstock for 3D printing of houses; Allows for fast, cheap and customizable structures

 

Advantages:

• Need better description of technology to determine advantages as compared to competitors.

 

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