King, Philip and Covington, James
A novel monolithic microactuator fabricated by 3D rapid direct manufacture
At Eurosensors XXIII, Switzerland.
06 - 09 Sep 2009.
In this paper we present the world’s first micropump entirely fabricated using a 3D direct manufacture process based on microstereolithography. The device employs a single pneumatically actuated membrane, with flow rectification provided by a nozzle/diffuser arrangement. A maximum flow rate of just over 2,000 ?l/min was achieved with a pneumatic pressure of 2 PSIG and a stroke rate of 96 Hz. The fabrication of actuator components using stereolithography apparatus (SLA) is a potentially major step towards the realisation of low-cost, disposable, rapid manufactured and fully integrated micro total analysis systems (?TAS).
Conference or Workshop Item
||Event Dates: 06-09 September 2009
|Venue - Dates:
||Eurosensors XXIII, Switzerland, 2009-09-06 - 2009-09-09
||stereolithography, microfluidic, micropump, additive layer manufacture, 3D printing
||Agents, Interactions & Complexity
|31 August 2009||Published|
||11 Jan 2012 12:17
||17 Apr 2017 17:33
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