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Thermal three-dimensional lithography in thermoset resins using CO2 laser
Author(s): Marco A. F. Scarparo; Mucio L. Barros; Alvin E. Kiel; Edgardo Gerck
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Paper Abstract

This work presents a new method to produce 3D structures, using a CO2 laser and thermosensitive resins. This method is called thermal stereolithography and is based on the spatially selective thermal curing of a resin, a filling material and a catalyst. The results obtained with a physical model for the resin system indicates that filling material must be added to control a pressure wave that is thermally induced. A resolution of 0.1 mm was achieved for epoxy and polyester resins. The successive layering of a laser scanned spot can produce 3D solid structures out of a high viscosity liquid.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2125, Laser Techniques for Surface Science, (21 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180832
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Marco A. F. Scarparo, UNICAMP (Brazil)
Mucio L. Barros, UNICAMP (Brazil)
Alvin E. Kiel, UNICAMP (Brazil)
Edgardo Gerck, Lasertech S.A. (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2125:
Laser Techniques for Surface Science
Hai-Lung Dai; Steven J. Sibener, Editor(s)

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