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The use of rapid prototyping techniques (RPT) to manufacture micro channels suitable for high operation pressures and uPIV

Author
Farré-Lladós, J.; Casals-Terré, J.; Voltas, J.; G. Westerberg, L.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Rapid prototyping journal
Date of publication
2016
Volume
22
Number
1
First page
67
Last page
76
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1108/RPJ-02-2014-0019 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/91433 Open in new window
URL
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/RPJ-02-2014-0019 Open in new window
Abstract
This paper aims to present a new methodology to manufacture micro-channels suitable for high operating pressures and micro particle image velocimetry (µPIV) measurements using a rapid-prototyping high-resolution 3D printer. This methodology can fabricate channels down to 250 µm and withstand pressures of up to 5 ± 0.2 MPa. The manufacturing times are much shorter than in soft lithography processes. The novel manufacturing method developed takes advantage of the recently improved resolution in...
Citation
Farré-Lladós, J., Casals-Terré, J., Voltas, J., G. Westerberg, L. The use of rapid prototyping techniques (RPT) to manufacture micro channels suitable for high operation pressures and uPIV. "Rapid prototyping journal", 2016, vol. 22, núm. 1, p. 67-76.
Keywords
Fabrication, Mechanical engineering, Microfabrication, New technology, Particle image velocimetry, Rapid manufacturing
Group of research
MICROTECH LAB - Microtechnology for the Industry

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