Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emrecan Soylemez
Organization Supporting the Project:
ITU BAP, TUBITAK, TEKNOFEST
A printer capable of printing both metal and ceramic materials together has been developed in the project. The printer is based on the photopolymerization method, which involves curing and hardening of the resin under the UV light exposure. In the system developed, the printing is done by adding materials, whether it's metal, ceramic, or a material that can be converted into powder form, into the resin. After the printing is completed, the resin inside the parts is burned in oven and the final strength is achieved by sintering.
The project was carried out with the support of Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Research Fund Unit (BAP), TEKNOFEST, and TUBITAK. With the developed printer, participation was made in the TEKNOFEST Technology Competition for the benefit of humanity in the university and higher education category. The project received the Best Presentation Award.