We are startup of Kaunas University of Technology, with the background in process engineering. Our primary scope is converting recent advances in additive manufacturing, electrospinning, and biocompatible matrixes from scientific scale to industrial scale applications. Our areas of interest cover biomed and cleantech sectors, but expanding to many challenges from variety of industries.
Our core technology combines solvent-free and solvent-based electrospinning processes with additive manufacturing (3D printing). Electrospinning is a high-voltage process, where a polymer solution or melt is subjected to a high voltage electrical field and thus is sprayed as micro and nanofibers, producing a non-woven fibrous matrixes. These matrixes have controlled fibre diameter (100 nm to 100 µm), large surface area, and high porosity. A broad range of polymers can be used as feed materials. Depending on the properties of the polymer used the applications include, but not limited to:
Volatile innovation has received support from the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology in cooperation with Kaunas University of Technology for the further development of 3D fibre printing technology.
The total budget for the one and a half year project is EUR 100 000, to be completed in June of 2020.
The idea of the project involves development and prototyping of 3D fibre printing technology, resulting into market ready printer prototype. The project will enable installing 2D fibre printing technology based on electrospinning process to a 3D printer, testing operating ranges of parameters and obtained structures, automating the device, creating user interface and industrial design, thus preparing for the commercialization and production. The developed prototype will correspond to the Technology Readiness Level No. 7.