The demand for high-performance 3D printing materials is growing at a rapid rate. When nanomaterials, such as graphene nanoplatelets, inorganic fibers or nanoparticles, are added to polymer resins they can drastically improve the thermal and electrical conductivity as well as the mechanical properties of the resulting composite. In contrast, the rheological properties of the composite can change significantly and thus create an ongoing challenge when processing the material. This presentation will showcase our recent progress made in the development of functional nanocomposites, with 3D printing being one of a key target markets
Dr. Elena Polyakova is the Chief Executive Officer of Graphene Laboratories, Inc., and Chief Operating Officer of Graphene 3D Lab. Dr. Polyakova holds Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Physics and Applied Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, as well as a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University from 2005 until founding Graphene Laboratories. Her entrepreneurship has earned her the title of Mass High Tech Woman to Watch in 2011. She continues to successfully lead at both Graphene Laboratories, a rare success story of nanomaterial commercialization, and Graphene 3D Lab, a company focused on developing advanced materials for 3D printing applications
Graphene 3D Lab is a spinout of Graphene Laboratories, Inc., the worldwide leader in manufacturing and retailing of graphene and advanced materials. Graphene 3D Labs, Inc. is focused on the development and manufacturing of graphene-enhanced materials for 3D printing, with proprietary technologies aimed at enhancing the properties of materials currently used in 3D printers.