3D printed features in the 100 μm range for application in sensing

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    Abstract

    In this work the 3D extrusion printing fabrication process for intricate structures is examined. Required support material normally is removed by brute force water jetting. We investigated the chemical dissolution of Fullcure 705 support ma- terial while minimally affecting Fullcure 720 structural material. From several solvents ethanol turned out to be the best with respect to selectivity and dissolution speed. We found that the dissolution process can be theoretically accurately described by the Noyes-Whitney equation, implying that the development of various structures can be predicted quite well. The fabrication process was used to make various 5 mm diameter membranes, ranging in thickness from 112 to 768 μm and their mechanical performance was characterised.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings IEEE Sensors 2015
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages478-481
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-8203-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
    Event2015 IEEE Sensors - Busan Exhibition and Convention Center, Busan, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 1 Nov 20154 Nov 2015

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE

    Conference

    Conference2015 IEEE Sensors
    CountryKorea, Republic of
    CityBusan
    Period1/11/154/11/15

    Keywords

    • TST-Life like
    • IR-99320
    • METIS-315572
    • EWI-26759

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