Ink jet printing of nano materials

As part of the fabrication and nano materials theme of the Right Trousers project we will be using the Toucan 6-head ink jet printing system at the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing, based at Nottingham.  The Toucan is capable of printing a up to six different functional materials (including materials for circuit tracks, electronic components and active structures) in one go.  For more information on the Toucan system see the Centre’s lab page.

Here are a couple of pictures of the jetting system:IMG_6299_aIMG_6303a(c) www.3dp-research.com

 

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The Wearable Soft Robotics for Independent Living project is an £2 m ESPRC funded initiative spanning 7 universities. The aim of the project is to develop wearable soft robotic technologies which exhibit sophisticated sensing, actuation and control and can be fabricated into soft robotic clothing which will help disabled and older people move around easily and unaided. The soft robotic clothing will help vulnerable people avoid falls by supporting them whilst walking, give people added bionic strength to move between sitting and standing positions and help people climb stairs.