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 (pə-lĭm′ər-ĭ-zā′shən, pŏl′ə-mər-)
1. The bonding of two or more monomers to form a polymer.
2. A chemical process that effects this bonding.


(pəˌlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃən; ˌpɒlɪməraɪ-) or


(Chemistry) the act or process of forming a polymer or copolymer, esp a chemical reaction in which a polymer is formed


(pəˌlɪm ər əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌpɒl ə mər-)

the act or process of forming a polymer or polymeric compound.
po•lym′er•ize`, v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polymerization - a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compoundpolymerization - a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compound
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved


[ˈpɒlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃən] Npolimerización f


nPolymerisation f


[pəˌlɪməraɪˈzeɪʃn] npolimerizzazione f
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These applications are limited by our understanding of the photopolymerization process.
Popular AM/3DP technologies include powder bed fusion (selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering, e-beam) and vat photopolymerization (stereolithography).
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During a specific type of photopolymerization, frontal photopolymerization, the liquid resin is cured continuously from the side under light irradiation toward the inner side.
org/content/3/4/e1602326) The paper , titled "Origami by frontal photopolymerization," explains the method.
Rong Bao, Tronly New Electronic Materials Cooperation, closed the 3D Printing session with his talk, "An Easy Way to Adjust the Properties of Epoxy in Cationic Photopolymerization, An Easy to Speed Up 3D UV Cationic Curing Process.
The global 3D printing market segmentation is based on medical applications (medical implants, dental implants, orthopedic implants, crania-maxillofacial implants, bio-engineering, surgical guides, orthopedic surgical guides, dental surgical guides, crania-maxillofacial surgical guides, surgical instruments), technologies (electron beam melting, laser beam melting, photopolymerization, stereolithography, digital light processing, two-photon polymerization, droplet deposition manufacturing, inkjet printing, fused deposition modeling, multiphase jet solidification), and raw materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, biological cells).
Light shielding effect of overlaying resin composite on the photopolymerization cure kinetics of a resin composite and a dentin adhesive.
Figure 2 show the atomic force microscope results for Ag-PMMA which had been prepared in photopolymerization with different concentration, one can observed that the particle size was variated from 61.
Those records cover 3D printing, deposition methods, photopolymerization, powder bed, and sheet lamination, as well as thixocasting and rheocasting.
Also known as vat photopolymerization, Stereolithography 3D prints designs within a bed of liquid plastic.