Stereolithography is an additive manufacturing process which employs a VAT of liquid curable photopolymer and a video projector to build parts’ layers one at a time. For each layer, the  beam traces a cross-section of the part pattern on the surface of the liquid resin. Exposure to the light solidifies the pattern traced on the resin and joins it to the layer below.

B9Creator-Printer
B9 Creator printer

Significant parameters :

  • Resolution max : 30 µm on the XY axis and 5 µm on the Z axis.
  • Maximum volume : 104x76x200 mm

 

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Diagnostic test prototype

Material 1 = Polyacrylate resin 

  • Need a photo-initiator,
  • Very strong,
  • Can be transparent and clear,
  • Thermal stability up to 250°C,
  • More accurate,
  • Ideal for parts requiring dimension down to 50 µm.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Submilimeter micro-structure

 

Material 2 = polyethylene glycol

double cuve 4D
Bi-enzymatique device

These 4D printed objects, by the access to unprecedented sensing layer complex geometries, generate biological diagnostic devices such as immunosensors but also enzymatically active 3D objects for biosensing and catalysis.

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