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A virtuous cycle in materials engineering and surface finishing: design-print-image

A virtuous cycle in materials engineering and surface finishing: design-print-image
A virtuous cycle in materials engineering and surface finishing: design-print-image
Electrochemical cells continue to be important in synthesis and processing of commodity and speciality chemicals, environmental remediation, energy conversion and electrodeposition. A current challenge is the increasing need to achieve a high performance from cells which can be easily designed, manufactured or modified. Conventional manufacturing has involved machining of cast and extruded materials in a mechanical engineering workshop, which can involve delays, the need for skilled specialists and considerable costs. Increasingly, the benefits of fast prototyping as a route to manufacture are being realised. Modern approaches to detailed imaging of structures (e.g., by computed tomography) can be combined with on-screen, digital design (via computer software suites), followed by modification then data export to a 3D printer. In this fashion, a fast, flexible, cost effective and attractive route to manufacture of prototype electrodes and cell bodies can be realised. This paper demonstrates the success of a design-image-manufacture cycle to realise polymeric electrochemical flow cell compartments and electrodes. Future developments are suggested.
cell geometry, design, digital software, fast prototyping;, manufacture
0020-2967
65-72
Walsh, Frank
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Arenas Martinez, Luis
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Ponce De Leon Albarran, Carlos
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Walsh, Frank
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Arenas Martinez, Luis
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Ponce De Leon Albarran, Carlos
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Walsh, Frank, Arenas Martinez, Luis and Ponce De Leon Albarran, Carlos (2020) A virtuous cycle in materials engineering and surface finishing: design-print-image. Transactions of the IMF, 65-72. (doi:10.1080/00202967.2020.1718410).

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Electrochemical cells continue to be important in synthesis and processing of commodity and speciality chemicals, environmental remediation, energy conversion and electrodeposition. A current challenge is the increasing need to achieve a high performance from cells which can be easily designed, manufactured or modified. Conventional manufacturing has involved machining of cast and extruded materials in a mechanical engineering workshop, which can involve delays, the need for skilled specialists and considerable costs. Increasingly, the benefits of fast prototyping as a route to manufacture are being realised. Modern approaches to detailed imaging of structures (e.g., by computed tomography) can be combined with on-screen, digital design (via computer software suites), followed by modification then data export to a 3D printer. In this fashion, a fast, flexible, cost effective and attractive route to manufacture of prototype electrodes and cell bodies can be realised. This paper demonstrates the success of a design-image-manufacture cycle to realise polymeric electrochemical flow cell compartments and electrodes. Future developments are suggested.

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Accepted/In Press date: 13 January 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 13 March 2020
Keywords: cell geometry, design, digital software, fast prototyping;, manufacture

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Local EPrints ID: 438633
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/438633
ISSN: 0020-2967
PURE UUID: a8c556cc-6653-4c29-adc1-ab252d92cf99
ORCID for Luis Arenas Martinez: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9579-5082
ORCID for Carlos Ponce De Leon Albarran: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1907-5913

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Date deposited: 19 Mar 2020 17:30
Last modified: 13 Jan 2021 05:01

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