3D Gel Printers for Soft-Matter Innovation

Monday, 6 October 2014: 14:50
Sunrise, 2nd Floor, Galactic Ballroom 8 (Moon Palace Resort)
H. Furukawa (Yamagata University), M. Kawakami, J. Gong, M. Makino, M. H. Kabir, and A. Saito (Soft & Wet Matter Engineering Lab (SWEL), Life-3D Printing Innovation Center (LPIC), Yamagata University)
3D printing is getting quite attractive now and this technology will be useful to make new micro devices and systems for life-innovation. Recently our research group has developed several types of 3D gel printers and now focuses on the application of the 3D gel printers to create new soft and wet systems. We believe the 3D gel printers and their applications will give a huge breakthrough in industrial and mechanical engineering in future.