Modification of the Curing Characteristics of the Photocurable Resin FA1260T for 3D Microfabrication Using Microstereolithography

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The curing characteristics of a photocurable resin are critical factors that often decide the ultimate resolution and structural sharpness of a final product fabricated by microstereolithography (μ-STL). In this study, we investigated the curing characteristics of the FA1260T photopolymer under a visible laser light of 442nm wavelength. Modification of the curing property of the FA1260T is attempted to reduce the cure depth (Dc) by adding a radical quencher to the resin. Also, an organic solvent was used to reduce the resin viscosity for an improvement of the flatness of the liquid surface during layer-by-layer curing. As a result, the minimum Dc has been reduced over a factor of 3 with no abrupt increase. Samples of three dimensional microstructures fabricated using the modified FA1260T are presented.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 326-328)

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Soon-Bok Lee and Yun-Jae Kim

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107-110

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.326-328.107

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S. H. Kim et al., "Modification of the Curing Characteristics of the Photocurable Resin FA1260T for 3D Microfabrication Using Microstereolithography", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 326-328, pp. 107-110, 2006

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