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Complex ceramic-polymer composite microparts made by microstereolithography
Author(s): Christophe Provin; Serge Monneret
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Paper Abstract

The work we present here deals with the use of microstereolithography ((mu) SL) to produce solid freeform objects from computer-assisted-design files. (mu) SL process is derived from stereolithography, and it is based on the photopolymerization through a dynamic mask generator of successive layers of photocurable resin, which permits to produce accurate micro-objects with high aspect ratio and curved surfaces (due to the layer-by-layer nature of the process). This technology is extended to the manufacture of ceramic-polymer composite parts. To achieve this, we add dispersed alumina powder (at a volumic percentage of 24%) and a visible photoinitiator to a low viscosity diacrylate resin. The object we made present interesting properties for microrobotic or microfluidic applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 April 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4408, Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2001, (5 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425395
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Christophe Provin, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Industries Chimiques (France)
Serge Monneret, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Industries Chimiques (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4408:
Design, Test, Integration, and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS 2001
Bernard Courtois; Jean Michel Karam; Steven Peter Levitan; Karen W. Markus; Andrew A. O. Tay; James A. Walker, Editor(s)

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