Bioactive Polymer Compound and Cold Atmospheric Plasma in Advanced Manufacturing of hybrid materials. The experience of H2020 Project FAST

by Marco Scatto, Polymer Scientist- Technology Transfer Expert, Nadir srl, Italy

The project activities aims to integrate mechanical, bio-active, chemical surface properties in the single AM process.

This integration will be obtained by the hybridisation of the 3D polymer printing with melt compounding of nanocomposites with bio-functionalised fillers directly in the printing head and atmospheric plasma technologies during the printing process itself.

Final objective of the project is to realize a demonstrator of the proposed hybrid AM technology in order to achieve a small pilot production of scaffolds for bone regeneration with the novel smart features to be tested in some in-vivo trials.

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About Marco Scatto

I’m an expert in polymer material and nano composite . I have long experience in academic and industrial field for the development of polymer composite using extrusion technology and in production and R&D of polyurethane foam. I have propensity to use of technology transfer with the aim to support to enterprise interested to development of innovative material.

About Nadir S.r.l

Nadir is a SME established in 2008 by a group of researchers that worked for several years as scientific consultants in the technological transfer field between academia and industries.

Nadir business is focused in the development of an innovative atmospheric plasma technology and in the development of advanced polymer composites.

The company has applied for an international patent related to the new plasma jet device now emerging in the manufacturing field and in the biomedical field for adhesion promotion surface treatments and functional coatings deposition.

Nadir’s Plasma Lab is equipped with different plasma power supplies and devices, ranging from KHz to MHz generators, and with all the electrical characterization equipment needed for the related developments.

Nadir’s Polymer Lab is equipped with a double twin screw extruder for the study of innovative melt compounding processes, where new generations of active fillers are used for the advanced polymer composites production.

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