Ultra-fast-prototyping of PMMA structures for micro-engineering applications: Choosing the right material

Valerio Maria Bartolo Brucato, Vincenzo La Carrubba, Gioacchino Conoscenti, Nicola Howarth, Maïwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas, Marc P.Y. Desmulliez, Antonio Liga, Alfredo E. Ongaro

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Abstract

Machining of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) by laser has been extensively studied in engineering research for several applications including microfluidic manufacturing and rapid prototyping. However, very few investigations have taken into consideration the wide range of physico-chemical characteristics of commercially available PMMA that can often affect the quality of the laser-machined structures. These characteristics are often ignored, with many manufacturing publications focusing on a single source of PMMA. To understand the different bonding strengths and laser-cut qualities in the context of our ultra-fast prototyping technique, four types of PMMA have been examined. Molecular weights, and thermal properties have been determined and their roles on the bonding strength and CO2 laser cut quality, including kerf width and taper angle, have been investigated. This study demonstrates that the choice of material, for rapid prototyping of multi-layered structures via CO2 laser machining and solvent-assisted bonding, is crucial and provides a practical guide to researchers selecting PMMA material for use in micro-engineering and microfluidic rapidprototyping.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteUltra-fast-prototyping of PMMA structures for micro-engineering applications: Choosing the right material
Pagine181-186
Numero di pagine6
Volume6
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017

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Prototyping
Engineering Application
Polymethyl methacrylates
CO2 Laser
Rapid Prototyping
Microfluidics
Laser
Machining
Lasers
Manufacturing
Engineering
Rapid prototyping
Thermal Properties
Engineering research
Angle
Thermodynamic properties
Range of data
Demonstrate
Molecular weight
Co2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Brucato, V. M. B., La Carrubba, V., Conoscenti, G., Howarth, N., Kersaudy-Kerhoas, M., Desmulliez, M. P. Y., ... Ongaro, A. E. (2017). Ultra-fast-prototyping of PMMA structures for micro-engineering applications: Choosing the right material. In Ultra-fast-prototyping of PMMA structures for micro-engineering applications: Choosing the right material (Vol. 6, pagg. 181-186)

Ultra-fast-prototyping of PMMA structures for micro-engineering applications: Choosing the right material. / Brucato, Valerio Maria Bartolo; La Carrubba, Vincenzo; Conoscenti, Gioacchino; Howarth, Nicola; Kersaudy-Kerhoas, Maïwenn; Desmulliez, Marc P.Y.; Liga, Antonio; Ongaro, Alfredo E.

Ultra-fast-prototyping of PMMA structures for micro-engineering applications: Choosing the right material. Vol. 6 2017. pag. 181-186.

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Brucato, VMB, La Carrubba, V, Conoscenti, G, Howarth, N, Kersaudy-Kerhoas, M, Desmulliez, MPY, Liga, A & Ongaro, AE 2017, Ultra-fast-prototyping of PMMA structures for micro-engineering applications: Choosing the right material. in Ultra-fast-prototyping of PMMA structures for micro-engineering applications: Choosing the right material. vol. 6, pagg. 181-186.
Brucato VMB, La Carrubba V, Conoscenti G, Howarth N, Kersaudy-Kerhoas M, Desmulliez MPY e altri. Ultra-fast-prototyping of PMMA structures for micro-engineering applications: Choosing the right material. In Ultra-fast-prototyping of PMMA structures for micro-engineering applications: Choosing the right material. Vol. 6. 2017. pag. 181-186
Brucato, Valerio Maria Bartolo ; La Carrubba, Vincenzo ; Conoscenti, Gioacchino ; Howarth, Nicola ; Kersaudy-Kerhoas, Maïwenn ; Desmulliez, Marc P.Y. ; Liga, Antonio ; Ongaro, Alfredo E. / Ultra-fast-prototyping of PMMA structures for micro-engineering applications: Choosing the right material. Ultra-fast-prototyping of PMMA structures for micro-engineering applications: Choosing the right material. Vol. 6 2017. pagg. 181-186
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