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Title: Methods and systems for rapid prototyping of high density circuits

Abstract

A preferred embodiment provides, for example, a system and method of integrating fluid media dispensing technology such as direct-write (DW) technologies with rapid prototyping (RP) technologies such as stereolithography (SL) to provide increased micro-fabrication and micro-stereolithography. A preferred embodiment of the present invention also provides, for example, a system and method for Rapid Prototyping High Density Circuit (RPHDC) manufacturing of solderless connectors and pilot devices with terminal geometries that are compatible with DW mechanisms and reduce contact resistance where the electrical system is encapsulated within structural members and manual electrical connections are eliminated in favor of automated DW traces. A preferred embodiment further provides, for example, a method of rapid prototyping comprising: fabricating a part layer using stereolithography and depositing thermally curable media onto the part layer using a fluid dispensing apparatus.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. El Paso, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
943490
Patent Number(s):
7419630
Application Number:
10/907,979
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B33 - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY B33Y - ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3-D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3-D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B29 - WORKING OF PLASTICS B29C - SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Palmer, Jeremy A, Davis, Donald W, Chavez, Bart D, Gallegos, Phillip L, Wicker, Ryan B, and Medina, Francisco R. Methods and systems for rapid prototyping of high density circuits. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Palmer, Jeremy A, Davis, Donald W, Chavez, Bart D, Gallegos, Phillip L, Wicker, Ryan B, & Medina, Francisco R. Methods and systems for rapid prototyping of high density circuits. United States.
Palmer, Jeremy A, Davis, Donald W, Chavez, Bart D, Gallegos, Phillip L, Wicker, Ryan B, and Medina, Francisco R. Tue . "Methods and systems for rapid prototyping of high density circuits". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/943490.
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