A desktop electrohydrodynamic jet printing system with integrated high-resolution sensing and control

Sandipan Mishra, Kira Barton, Andrew G Alleyne

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Abstract

This paper discusses the design and integration of a desktop system with sensing and control capability 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/nano-manufacturing 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. A current detection system is designed for monitoring the printing. We also propose a two DOF feedback-feedforward control law for control of the printing process. Experimental results are presented to validate the performance of the desktop system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - ASPE Spring Topical Meeting on Control of Precision Systems, ASPE 2010
Pages145-150
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventASPE Spring Topical Meeting on Control of Precision Systems, ASPE 2010 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Apr 11 2010Apr 13 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - ASPE Spring Topical Meeting on Control of Precision Systems, ASPE 2010
Volume48

Other

OtherASPE Spring Topical Meeting on Control of Precision Systems, ASPE 2010
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period4/11/104/13/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    Mishra, S., Barton, K., & Alleyne, A. G. (2010). A desktop electrohydrodynamic jet printing system with integrated high-resolution sensing and control. In Proceedings - ASPE Spring Topical Meeting on Control of Precision Systems, ASPE 2010 (pp. 145-150). (Proceedings - ASPE Spring Topical Meeting on Control of Precision Systems, ASPE 2010; Vol. 48).