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Title: Rapid, large-volume, thermally controlled 3D printing using a mobile liquid interface

Abstract

We report a stereolithographic three-dimensional printing approach for polymeric components that uses a mobile liquid interface (a fluorinated oil) to reduce the adhesive forces between the interface and the printed object, thereby allowing for a continuous and rapid print process, regardless of polymeric precursor. The bed area is not size-restricted by thermal limitations because the flowing oil enables direct cooling across the entire print area. Continuous vertical print rates exceeding 430 millimeters per hour with a volumetric throughput of 100 liters per hour have been demonstrated, and proof-of-concept structures made from hard plastics, ceramic precursors, and elastomers have been printed.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA., International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA.
  2. International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA., Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA.
  3. Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA., International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA., Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA.
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1570801
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0000989
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Science Journal Volume: 366 Journal Issue: 6463; Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Walker, David A., Hedrick, James L., and Mirkin, Chad A. Rapid, large-volume, thermally controlled 3D printing using a mobile liquid interface. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1126/science.aax1562.
Walker, David A., Hedrick, James L., & Mirkin, Chad A. Rapid, large-volume, thermally controlled 3D printing using a mobile liquid interface. United States. doi:10.1126/science.aax1562.
Walker, David A., Hedrick, James L., and Mirkin, Chad A. Thu . "Rapid, large-volume, thermally controlled 3D printing using a mobile liquid interface". United States. doi:10.1126/science.aax1562.
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title = {Rapid, large-volume, thermally controlled 3D printing using a mobile liquid interface},
author = {Walker, David A. and Hedrick, James L. and Mirkin, Chad A.},
abstractNote = {We report a stereolithographic three-dimensional printing approach for polymeric components that uses a mobile liquid interface (a fluorinated oil) to reduce the adhesive forces between the interface and the printed object, thereby allowing for a continuous and rapid print process, regardless of polymeric precursor. The bed area is not size-restricted by thermal limitations because the flowing oil enables direct cooling across the entire print area. Continuous vertical print rates exceeding 430 millimeters per hour with a volumetric throughput of 100 liters per hour have been demonstrated, and proof-of-concept structures made from hard plastics, ceramic precursors, and elastomers have been printed.},
doi = {10.1126/science.aax1562},
journal = {Science},
number = 6463,
volume = 366,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

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