μPlasmaPrint : digital on-demand surface engineering – Presented by Alquin Stevens, InnoPhysics B.V. at the 3D Bioprinting Conference which takes place on Jan 31, 2017 at MECC Maastricht in The Netherlands.
Area-selective surface modifications by atmospheric pressure micro-plasmas allow cost-effective surface energy tailoring and chemical functionalization. Plasma patterning technologies are utilized in a.o. inkjet printing and flexible electronics manufacturing, but may also be implemented in 3D bioprinting applications for biosensors and tissue engineering applications. InnoPhysics has developed and commercializes the μPlasmaPrint technology, which enables area-selective functionalization by means of a dot-wise patterning of the plasma treatment/deposition with a resolution down to 150 µm. The basics of μPlasmaPrint will be discussed and a number of processing examples will be shown in the context of the application in bio-medical surface engineering.
About Alquin Stevens
Alquin Stevens is currently the CTO of InnoPhysics, the company he has co-founded, and inventor of the digital plasmaprint technology. He holds a PhD in Applied Physics from Eindhoven University of Technology and an Executive Master in Business Innovation from TiasNimbas Business School.
About InnoPhysics B.V.
InnoPhysics B.V. is a young company specialized in development and fabrication of plasma equipment for surface treatments. InnoPhysics provides equipment solutions, proprietary to InnoPhysics, and R&D services. The patented µPlasmaPrint technology provides a unique, contact-less, mask-less and digital way of surface modification.