Faculté des Sciences appliquées
Faculté des Sciences appliquées

Study and development of a 3D printing solution for the manufacturing of medicines

Rosoux, François ULiège
Promotor(s) : Mertens, Anne ULiège
Date of defense : 25-Jun-2018/26-Jun-2018 • Permalink :
Title : Study and development of a 3D printing solution for the manufacturing of medicines
Translated title : [fr] Etude et développement d'une solution permettant l'impression 3D de médicaments
Author : Rosoux, François ULiège
Date of defense  : 25-Jun-2018/26-Jun-2018
Advisor(s) : Mertens, Anne ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Ruffoni, Davide ULiège
Duysinx, Pierre ULiège
Emmerechts, Carl 
Language : English
Number of pages : 201
Keywords : [en] 3D printing
[en] Medicines
[en] Polymer extrusion
[en] Fused Deposition Modelling
[en] Precision Extrusion Deposition
Discipline(s) : Engineering, computing & technology > Mechanical engineering
Commentary : Project in collaboration between Sirris and the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy of the University of Liège.
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en ingénieur civil mécanicien, à finalité spécialisée en génie mécanique
Faculty: Master thesis of the Faculté des Sciences appliquées


[en] This master thesis focuses on the development of a solution which makes possible the 3D printing of medicines. In fact, it is very difficult or even impossible to use the pharmaceutical materials with classical 3D printers. For this purpose, a new extrusion head is developed for a FDM 3D printer. The idea behind the new solution is the one of an extruder but very smaller. Such a solution was never mentioned in literature. Consequently, the mechanical, thermal and flow behaviour of the system had to be deeply studied. Once the design was fixed, the first prototype was fabricated. Extrusion tests were performed and the system was approved for one of the pharmaceutical materials. It could thus be integrated on the 3D printer to start the real printing tests.



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  • Rosoux, François ULiège Université de Liège > Master ing. civ. méc., à fin.


Committee's member(s)

  • Ruffoni, Davide ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Mécanique des matériaux biologiques et bioinspirés
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  • Duysinx, Pierre ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Ingénierie des véhicules terrestres
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  • Emmerechts, Carl
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