Advanced Photopolymer Materials Engineering for Multiscale Additive Fabrication

Maxim Shusteff | 19-ERD-012

Executive Summary

Our goal is to integrate computational simulations with experimental measurements to create the first comprehensive design methodology for photocurable materials for additive manufacturing. If successful, this project will result in a capability for developing well-controlled, predictable materials with polymer network architectures that provide superior mechanical properties and enable high-precision, three-dimensional printing of components across the national security mission space.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Cook, C., et al. 2020. "Highly Tunable Thiol-ene Photoresins for Volumetric Additive Manufacturing." Advanced Materials 2003376: 1–6. doi: 10.1002/adma.202003376. LLNL-JRNL-809451

Karnes, J., et al. 2020. "On the Network Topology of Crosslinked Acrylate Photopolymers: A Molecular Dynamics Case Study." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 124(41): 9204–9215. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.0c05319. LLNL-JRNL-808978.

Kelly, B., et al. 2019. "Volumetric Additive Manufacturing via Tomographic Reconstruction." Science 363(6431): 1075–1079. doi: 1126/science.aau7114. LLNL-JRNL-755660

Shusteff, M., 2017. "One-Step Volumetric Additive Manufacturing of Complex Polymer Structures." Science Advances 3(12): eaao5496. LLNL-JRNL-732526