Additive manufacturing: state of the art and potential for insect science

Mourad Jaffar-Bandjee (Corresponding Author), Jérôme Casas, Gijs Krijnen

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    Additive Manufacturing has become an efficient tool to study insect-inspired biomimetic solutions. Indeed, it can build objects with intricate 3D-shapes and use materials with specific properties, such as soft materials. From biomaterials to biostructures or biosensors, Additive Manufacturing allows more possibilities in terms of design and functions. Reciprocally, insect-inspired technological solutions can be implemented to enhance Additive Manufacturing processes providing for example biocompatible structures that can successfully host living cells. We believe that, thanks to its continuous progress, Additive Manufacturing will play a growing role in the development of insect-inspired solutions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)79-85
    Number of pages7
    JournalCurrent Opinion in Insect Science
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


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