A desktop electrohydrodynamic jet printing system

Kira Barton, Sandipan Mishra, K. Alex Shorter, Andrew Alleyne, Placid Ferreira, John A Rogers

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Abstract

This paper discusses the design and integration of a desktop system for electrohydrodynamic jet (E-jet) printing. E-jet printing is a micro/nano-manufacturing process that uses an electric field to induce fluid jet printing through micro/nano-scale nozzles. This enables better control and resolution than traditional jet-printing processes. The printing process is predominantly controlled by changing the voltage potential between the nozzle and the substrate. The push to drive E-jet printing towards a viable micro/nanomanufacturing process has led to the design of a compact, cost effective, and user friendly desktop E-jet printing system. The hardware and software components of the desktop system are described in the paper. Experimental results are presented to validate the performance of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-616
Number of pages6
JournalMechatronics
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010

Keywords

  • Electrohydrodynamic jet printing
  • Manufacturing process
  • Micro/nano-scale manufacturing
  • System design/integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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