A study on the fabrication of multi material 3D patterns using inkjet printing technology

Ibrahim, Mustaffa (2007) A study on the fabrication of multi material 3D patterns using inkjet printing technology. PhD thesis, Kyushu Institute of Technology.

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I n addition to its application in media printing, inkjet printing is becoming an increasingly attractive option for the distribution and patterning of materials for a wide variety of applications such as the fabrication of prototype for the manufacturing sectors. Recently' a rapid prototyping method for building parts layer-by-layer has led to interest in fabrication of prototyping with extra functionality by inkjet printing. A new system is expected which can produce assemblies composed of parts with more than one color or with more than one material. This study intends to utilize Java program to manipulate CAD design data and interface them with a modified commercial 357 -nozzle piezoelectric printer with experiments focusing on the drop positioning and arrangement required to fabricate a multi material 3D patterns. Functional fluid materials such as silver nanoparticle conductive ink was successfully printed using inkjet printing technology to directly write an electronic circuit. In order to study The parameters affecting drop formation of an inkjet printer, a single nozzle piezoelectric inkjet system was also dC\'eloped to study basic parameters such as voltage amplitude, firing frequency and fluid viscosity. The understanding of these parameters reactions gives a broader view on work in the fabrication of multi material 3D patters using inkjet printing technology.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
ID Code:1209
Deposited By:M.Iqbal Zainal A
Deposited On:13 May 2011 16:07
Last Modified:13 May 2011 16:07

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