A Novel 3D Patterning Technique for Forming Advanced Ceramics
In this paper a novel and versatile 3D print-patterning technique coupling electrohydrodyanmics and a specially designed and constructed plotting device is elucidated. This unit is capable of free-forming advanced ceramics and we demonstrate this by using it to print-pattern a 5mm × 5mm × 1mm walled zirconia structure layer by layer. The wall thickness achieved is ~150$m, almost half that of similar structures prepared using ink-jet printing. The as-printed structure was studied by scanning electron microscopy and some of its typical features are discussed and related to the forming process.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
D.Z. Wang et al., "A Novel 3D Patterning Technique for Forming Advanced Ceramics", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 977-979, 2007