3D Printing of Polymer Nanocomposites via Stereolithography

Jill Z. Manapat, Qiyi Chen, Piaoran Ye, Rigoberto C. Advincula*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Additive manufacturing (AM) is still underutilized as an industrial process, but is quickly gaining momentum with the development of innovative techniques and materials for various applications. In particular, stereolithography (SLA) is now shifting from rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing, but is facing challenges in parts performance and printing speed, among others. This review discusses the application of SLA for polymer nanocomposites fabrication to show the technology's potential in increasing the applicability of current SLA-printed parts. Photopolymerization chemistry, nanocomposite preparation, and applications in various industries are also explained to provide a comprehensive picture of the current and future capabilities of the technique and materials involved. (Figure presented.).

Original languageEnglish
Article number1600553
JournalMacromolecular Materials and Engineering
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sept 1
Externally publishedYes


  • 3D printing
  • additive manufacturing
  • nanocomposites
  • rapid prototyping
  • stereolithography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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