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

Case ID:
UA17-218
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
Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Brett Mortenson
Licensing Manager, College of Engineering
The University of Arizona
BrettM@tla.arizona.edu
Lead Inventor(s):
Douglas Loy
Krishna Muralidharan
Barrett Potter, Jr.
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