Towards 3D printed microfluidic devices in α-alumina

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    3D-printing in microfluidics is a relatively new approach. However, most of the applications are printed in polymeric material, limiting the use in high temperature applications. This paper describes the first steps towards a 3D printed microfluidic device in α-alumina. This material could potentially be used in applications with temperatures up to 1000°C. In this paper we shortly discuss the history of 3D printing and microfluidics, the material properties of α-alumina, the theory on membrane deflection, and proposed structures to test this theory, gas-tightness, metal adhesion properties of α-alumina.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2019
    Event4th Conference on MicroFluidic Handling Systems, MFHS 2019 - De Kleine Willem, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 2 Oct 20194 Oct 2019
    Conference number: 4


    Conference4th Conference on MicroFluidic Handling Systems, MFHS 2019
    Abbreviated titleMFHS 2019
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