Properties of 3D printed metal structures: can they sense?

BSc assignment

Fused Deposition Moulding (FDM) 3D metal printing enables printing of single metalic structures, prohibiting to create selective electrical conductive patterns. However, playing with the print parameters and designs one may  wonder if this can be adapted to have electically insulated islands. If so, this can potentially be used to make 3D printed medical implants with integrated sensing functionality. This research is in collaboration with Frank IJpma of the University Medical Centre Groningen.