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  • Apr
    24

    ME 512 Seminar - Cheng Sun - The Development of High-throughput Precision 3D Printing Technologies Towards Patients-specific Biomedical Devices

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM L211 Technological Institute

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    Monday, April 24, 2017
    3:00pm – 4:30pm

    The Development of High-throughput Precision 3D Printing Technologies Towards Patients-specific Biomedical Devices

    ABSTRACT
    Advancements in healthcare have opened up the promising opportunities for personalized medicine to improve patient outcomes while decreasing costs. However, widespread adoption remains a major challenge due to the additional time and expense required to individualize treatments to patient-specific conditions. Three-dimensional (3D) printing is an emerging technology with the potential to fabricate personalized biomedical devices at low cost with extremely short lead-time. Recent achievements in the field have utilized 3D printing to manufacture arterial stents, airway tubes, bones, and dental prosthetics with relative large dimensions. However, there remains a knowledge gap for the high-throughput fabrication of biomedical device with fine feature size.

    In this talk, I will present our recent development of a highly scalable 3D printing technology - continuous liquid interface production microstereolithography (mCLIP) with sub-10 mm fabrication precision. I will first introduce our recent work in fast 3D printing of completely customizable stents using the mCLIP process. Using the optimized process conditions, we have successfully fabricated 3D printed BVSs with radial stiffness comparable to nitinol stents and strut thickness of 150 mm, comparable to the commercially available bioresorbable vascular stents. A 20 mm-long stent was printed in less than 12 minutes. I will also discuss the process enabling direct 3D printing of optical lenses with nanometer-scale surface smoothness. Furthermore, the 3D printed lens has been used as the mold to fabricate a customized contact lens using oxygen permeable hydrogel materials.

    BIOGRAPHY

    Professor Cheng Sun is an Associate Professor at Mechanical Engineering Department at Northwestern University, where he has been since 2007. He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2002. He received his MS and BS in Physics from Nanjing University in 1993 and 1996, respectively. Prior to coming to Northwestern, he was a Chief Operating Officer and Senior Scientist at the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for Scalable and Integrated Nanomanufacturing at UC Berkeley. Dr. Sun received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2009 and ASME Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2011.

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    TIME Monday, April 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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  • Jan
    29

    ME 512 Seminar - Ping Guo - Novel Manufacturing Process and Equipment Inspired by Applied Physics: From Structural Coloration to Self-Levitation

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM L211, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, January 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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    CONTACT Theresa Santos    tami.santos@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    17

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 17, 2018

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  • Mar
    19

    Winter Examinations Begin

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    TIME Monday, March 19, 2018

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  • Mar
    24

    Spring Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, March 24, 2018

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  • Apr
    1

    Easter

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    TIME Sunday, April 1, 2018

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  • Apr
    2

    Spring Break Ends

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    TIME Monday, April 2, 2018

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