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Digital light synthesis to drive additive manufacturing: Convergence of hardware, software and molecular science

Opening Session

Presented by Joseph M. DeSimone

Abstract

Joseph M. DeSimone is the Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University and of Chemistry at UNC. This lecture will describe a new advance in additive manufacturing, referred to as Digital Light Synthesis, which is rapid, uses materials that have the requisite properties to yield final parts, and is economically competitive. Our approach promises to advance the industry beyond basic prototyping, which is what 3D printing has primarily been limited to, to truly enable3D manufacturing.