Development of multi-material 3D printer

Samiul Basher, Kumkum Ahmed, Azusa Saito, Ajit Khosla, Masaru Kawakami, Hidemitsu Furukawa

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We are developing a Multi Material 3D printer to print an object with different kind of soft and hard material in a single run. It is expected that the combination of printing soft and hard material will be a new kind of 3D printer. Our main printing material is conductive based soft filament made by our laboratory "Soft and Wet Matter Engineering Laboratory", other different soft filament and hard plastic filament to create fully functional, multi material objects in a single printing run with greater variety and lower cost than other single material printing. In addition, we are developing a special type of Extruder, by using this we will be able to print both soft and hard material with one printer. This will be a new era of 3D printer. Such kind of 3D printer will possibly be a good STEM tool in medical sector and robotics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors, and 3D Systems II
EditorsVijay K. Varadan
ISBN (Electronic)9781510616905
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventNano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors, and 3D Systems II 2018 - Denver, United States
Duration: 2018 Mar 52018 Mar 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceNano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors, and 3D Systems II 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • 3D printer
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Conducting printing
  • Gel
  • Soft filament

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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