Speaker: Dr. Gana Ganapathi, Applied Materials Inc.
Moderator: Dr. Aniruddh Khanna, Applied Materials Inc.
UV curing is growing in several applications as it can be easily adopted. The properties of the final products can be modified relatively easily since a wide range of materials are available commercially. Even though this technology has numerous advantages and adoption rate is high for various applications it still has some challenges. Few select applications will be focused to bring out the challenges faced. Some of them are monomer/oligomer availability, presence of residual monomer, photoinitiator and its fragments, achieving engineering thermoplastics like mechanical properties with UV cured products, applications in medical industries and in Bioprinting. In this presentation such challenges will be discussed and how it can be used as an opportunity for future products.