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Piecewise 3D Printing of Crystallographic Data for Post-Printing Construction

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revised on 12.08.2019 and posted on 12.08.2019 by Matthew Brown, David Hartling, Hamel N. Tailor, Ken Van Wieren, Gary Houghton, Ian McGregor, Callum D Hansen, Nabyl Merbouh
A method of 3D printing complex or challenging structures by breaking them into parts with connectors, printing each part separately, and then assembling the structure post-printing has been developed. This has advantages such as multicoloured printing, framework optimization and reduction, print time reduction, and can be used to bypass print tray size limits. This method is particularly applicable to extended structures such as coordination polymers, metal-organic frameworks, and hydrogen bonding networks, but examples where it can be used to simplify the printing of small molecules are also shown.

Funding

Simon Fraser University Dean Of Science INSPIRE grant

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

matthew_brown_2@sfu.ca

Institution

Simon Fraser University

Country

Canada

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0002-0968-0482

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

no conflict of interest

Version Notes

Updates based on peer review.

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