Additve manufacturing research
3D-Printed Structural Pseudocapacitor
Direct metal laser sintering is used to create 3D hierarchical porous metallic scaffolds which are then functionalized with a co-electrodeposition of MnO2, Mn2O3, and doped conducting polymer. This approach of functionalizing metal 3D printed scaffolds thus opens new possibilities for structural energy storage devices with enhanced performance and lifetime characteristics.
3D-Printed Structural Pseudocapacitor - Liu et al. - Advanced Materials Technologies - 2016
Conductivity and porosity in structured made from DMLS
By varying the laser power and scan speed in the direct metal laser sintering process, the porosity and conductivity can be controlled. This therefore opens up the potential for creating porous scaffolds to be used in electrochemical devices.
Electrical conductivity and porosity in stainless steel 316L scaffolds for electrochemical devices fabricated using selective laser sintering - Ibrahim et al. - Materials & Design - 2016