Published On Jun 26, 2018
This webinar was focused on how 3D printing with polyurethane (PUR) polymers. Best known for common thermosetting varieties that do not melt when heated, polyurethane can also be found in thermoplastic varieties as well. As a whole, PUR polymers are amongst the most ubiquitous in our world today having applications in foam seatings, insulation panels, seals and gaskets, wheels and tires, high performance adhesives, surface coatings, and synthetic fibers. Prof. Advincula gives a survey on the cutting-edge research and development going into PUR polymers today to enhance desirable mechanical performance in areas such as abrasion, impact, and flame resistance.
Presented by: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula Macromolecular Science & Engineering Case Western Reserve University
About Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Director of the Petro Case Consortium, is recognized industry-wide as an expert regarding polymer and materials challenges of the oil-gas industry. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and is the recipient of numerous awards including Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Herman Mark Scholar Award of the Polymer Division, and Humboldt Fellow.