14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
formnext powered by tct 2017
International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies


Session Healthcare - Stage 1

14:30 Farzad Liravi, University of Waterloo


Wednesday, 15.11.2017, 14:30 - 15:00 hrs


14:30 Systems and Methods for Additive Manufacturing of Silicone Bio-Structures
M.Sc. Farzad Liravi, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Kanada
Over the past decade, research for the development of additive manufacturing (AM) systems for the direct AM of silicone has gained momentum. These AM systems may revolutionize multiple biomedical areas, including prosthetics industry, microfluidics, biosensors, etc. Researchers have tried to employ stereolithography, material extrusion, and material jetting (aerosol, thermal, and piezoelectric printheads) for the direct AM of silicone. The proposed methods, besides being time-consuming, either lack the sufficient geometrical accuracy or are not compatible with the rheological and mechanical properties of the medical-grade silicones. Farzad Liravi will look at the introduction of two hybrid AM systems for the rapid fabrication of bio-structures.


Mr. Farzad Liravi
M.Sc. Farzad Liravi
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Kanada
Farzad Liravi is a PhD candidate of Mechanical Engineering working at Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Laboratory in the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada. His research interests lie in the area of biomedical manufacturing, 3D printing of prosthetic implants with heterogeneous properties, finite element modelling, process development and optimization, and statistical modeling.