Presentation on 3D-printed polymers won at a major conference

"It's about the tensile properties of 3D-printed polymers on textiles. I have been for more than one year focused on understanding the most important mechanical properties of these materials such tensile, adhesion, abrasion and deformation. It is fundamental for the smart textiles made of those materials to last for as long as the textile itself when exposed to very strong pressure.

The purpose of using 3D-printed polymeric printing on polyester fabric is to integrate sensors onto the textile through a fast, economical, eco-friendly (low waste) and simple technique: 3D printing. For example, the sensors can measure heart rate or temperature. And the technology makes it possible to customise the design depending the need!

What was the reason that you were given the "Best poster award"?

"There were more than 100 posters and the jury chose ten for which the researchers were allowed to hold a three-minute presentation. When I got up on stage, I stopped being excited and nervous, and I enjoyed getting to present and share with the audience. I started my presentation with a fast film that made everyone understand immediately what the research was about. Afterwards, a lot of people from both academia and industry came up, asked questions and were interested--so it's a hot topic.”

"I think it's important to be able to present one's research--it gives more opportunities for collaboration and strengthens the university's brand internationally."

Prisca Eutionnnat is a doctoral student in the Erasmus program SMDTex. The conference was "Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2018".

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The doctoral student program SMDTex

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