MXene-based 3D printable conductive ink, preparation method and applications thereof


Reference #: 01661

The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for MXene-based 3D printable conductive ink, preparation method and applications thereof.


This innovation involves a new method to create a special type of ink that can be used in 3D printing processes. This ink, made from a Titanium carbide (Ti3C2Tx) MXene, allows the production of objects that are not only lightweight and strong but also exhibit excellent electrical and electronic properties, making them ideal for use in electronics. These could include parts for smart devices that require protection from electromagnetic radiation. The novelty lies in the unique composition of the ink and the innovative use of a common industrial material to achieve desired properties. This breakthrough could pave the way for more efficient and versatile manufacturing of electronic components.

Invention Description:

The innovation presented here – a novel method for preparing high-performance MXene ink suitable for coating and 3D printing – enables the production of lightweight, high-strength MXene-based objects with excellent electrical and electromagnetic interference shielding properties. As a result, it facilitates the manufacturing of customizable electronic components that can meet the demands of the rapidly evolving smart device technology.

Potential Applications:

This novel ink formulation can be used in the production of customizable EMI shielding materials for various industries such as aerospace, automotive, military, and telecommunications.

Advantages and Benefits:

By minimizing the solid content necessary for achieving high-quality prints, this innovation can significantly reduce material costs. Moreover, the use of a commercially available polymer, rather than other more expensive additives, offers a cost-effective way to improve the rheological properties of the MXene ink. Moreover, the use of 3D printing technology allows for precise control over the structure of the resulting product, enabling the creation of custom-designed electromagnetic shields. This aspect, in combination with the versatility of the production process, provides an avenue for manufacturing components tailored to specific applications.

Patent Information:
Advanced Materials
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Technology Commercialization
University of South Carolina
Nader Taheri-Qazvini
Farivash Gholamirad
Monirosadat Sadati
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