Multimaterial Manufacture Through Combining Optical Tweezers with Multiphoton Fabrication

Askari, M. ✉; Tuck, C. J.; Hu, Q.; Hague, R. J. M.; Wildman, R. D.

Angol nyelvű Tudományos Szakcikk (Folyóiratcikk)
Megjelent: JOURNAL OF LASER MICRO NANOENGINEERING 1880-0688 14 (1) pp. 80-87 2019
  • SJR Scopus - Electrical and Electronic Engineering: Q2
    Multi-Photon Polymerization (MPP) is a technique used to fabricate complex micro-scale 3D structures using ultra-short laser pulses. Typically, MPP is used to manufacture micron-scale components in photopolymer materials. However, the development of micron scale processes that can produce components from multiple materials within a single manufacturing step would be advantageous. This would allow the inclusion of particles that are manipulated and embedded within structures with sub-micron feature sizes. To achieve this, an MPP system was combined with an optical trapping (OT) setup in order to independently manipulate microparticles in the x, y and z planes. Particles were transported into the fabrication site using the OT and encapsulated using the MPP laser. Here it is shown that combining the OT capabilities with an additive manufacturing technique enables the production of complex multi-material artifacts.
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    2020-08-09 09:36