Material Development: Functional Inks and Binders
ASL are world leaders in the formulation and characterisation of functional inks used for 2D & 3D multi-material printing. Our world-class expertise and cutting edge facilities enable us to tailor formulations and material properties to meet individual customers’ needs.
Helping clients exploit the benefits of inks and binders
ASL are unique in the field of subcontract additive manufacturing research, with capability and laboratory capacity covering inkjet printing, material formulation, powder handling, process simulation and analysis. This allows us to develop highly specialised solutions for our clients’ needs. Whether jetting thin layers of flexible or conductive inks onto a complex substrate or jetting a complex reactive binder or compound into a bed of powder, ASL has the solution.
Supporting materials companies in the development of inks and binders
At ASL we help materials vendors and both 2D & 3D inkjet systems vendors to develop, optimise and bring to market new inks and binders. Working alongside our clients, we take end user material requirements and use our high-throughput screening methods and equipment to assess hundreds of possible material formulations for your customers’ specific applications.
Who we've worked with
See some of our Additive Manufacturing research in action.
Our research is at the forefront of Additive Manufacturing, and has been utilised by companies across the globe. Find out more about our latest innovations below.
Working in partnership
Our clients are at the heart of every project. That’s why we’re happy to accommodate any specific needs you might have, including intellectual property ownership and non-disclosure agreements.
Clients retain ownership of intellectual property
We understand how important your IP is to our customers. Unlike many research bodies, we ensure that you get to keep full ownership of any foreground IP developed through our research.
Strict non-disclosure agreements
We work with global companies on highly strategic and confidential projects. We will never publish or share any research created through client projects without permission.