metallic polymers

From: Makai Smith (
Date: Wed Oct 15 2003 - 21:16:19 EEST

Hello RP-ML,
Last week I saw a presentation by Alan Heeger who won a Nobel prize developments in metallic polymers. DuPont then bought his work to boost their displays division. Much excitement has surrounded their application to produce OLED's, as thin film displays and photocells. The thing that struck me is that they are printable fluids. THEY'RE INKS! ...uh, RP uses printing processes, so...I can only speculate, someone help me out here...

Are there developments toward using metallic polymers for RP? Is this the crucial step toward functional differentiation within parts (to allow printing logic and propulsion components?) This is exciting, right?

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