The Chair of Laser Processing at the University of Twente (The Netherlands) is looking for a PhD-candidate to strengthen their research team, who will work on laser-based manufacturing for medical devices within the SIMPPER_MedDev ITN, with a start of April/May 2023.
Laser micro-printing of biomedical multi-materials Laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) is an innovative Additive Manufacturing process in which a small volume (e.g. 5 femtolitre) of a thin donor film is transferred to a substrate via a laser beam. In this project you will study the fundamentals of, and develop strategies to, combine metals and polymers via LIFT. This study is crucial for manufacturing of medical devices, as is LIFT of pure metals directly into curved polymers with high mutual adhesion. These challenges need to be overcome to obtain high mechanical stability, reproducibility and good adhesion for medical devices.
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