Three-Dimensional Printed Devices in Droplet Microfluidics

Jia Ming Zhang, Qinglei Ji, Huiling Duan
2019 Micromachines  
Droplet microfluidics has become the most promising subcategory of microfluidics since it contributes numerous applications to diverse fields. However, fabrication of microfluidic devices for droplet formation, manipulation and applications is usually complicated and expensive. Three-dimensional printing (3DP) provides an exciting alternative to conventional techniques by simplifying the process and reducing the cost of fabrication. Complex and novel structures can be achieved via 3DP in a
more » ... e and rapid manner, enabling droplet microfluidics accessible to more extensive users. In this article, we review and discuss current development, opportunities and challenges of applications of 3DP to droplet microfluidics.
doi:10.3390/mi10110754 pmid:31690055 pmcid:PMC6915402 fatcat:3fbbtyglg5fsho5ndvpsjt3s2m