Photopolymer-metal Composites Based on Metal Foil Deposition on Additive Manufactured Substrates: An Overview


  • Sagar K G

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560036, India

Received: 14 September 2023 | Revised: 6 December 2023 | Accepted: 8 December 2023 | Published Online: 20 December 2023


Photopolymer materials are a type of polymer material that can undergo chemical reactions when exposed to light of a specific wavelength or intensity. Liquid photopolymers are used in applications such as 3D printing, where they are deposited layer by layer and cured by exposure to light. Solid photopolymers, also known as photoresists, are used in applications such as lithography and microfabrication, where they are applied as a thin film and selectively exposed to light to create a pattern. The properties of photopolymer materials, such as mechanical strength, thermal stability, and chemical resistance, can be tailored by adjusting the monomer type, photo initiator type, and processing parameters such as the exposure time and intensity. Overall, photopolymer materials are a versatile and widely used type of polymer material that can be tailored for specific applications through the choice of monomer, photo initiator, and processing parameters. Photopolymer-metal composites based on metal foil deposition on additive manufactured substrates are a technique for creating composite materials with a combination of metal and polymer properties. This approach involves the deposition of a thin layer of metal foil onto a 3D printed polymer substrate, which is then cured using photopolymerization to create a composite material with unique properties.


Photopolymer, 3D printer, Metal foil, Deposition, Metallization, Mechanical, Tribological


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K G, S. (2023). Photopolymer-metal Composites Based on Metal Foil Deposition on Additive Manufactured Substrates: An Overview. Journal of Metallic Material Research, 7(1), 1–13.


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