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Title: Design and fabrication of a low cost desktop electrochemical 3D printer
Authors: Chen, Xiaolong
Brandon, Nigel
Childs, Peter
Wu, Billy
Liu, Xinhua
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Prototyping
Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing
Metal 3D Printing
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Chen, X., Liu, X., Childs, P., Brandon, N., & Wu, B. (2018). Design and fabrication of a low cost desktop electrochemical 3D printer. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Pro-AM 2018), 395-400. doi:10.25341/D4C01K
Abstract: Additive manufacturing (AM) (3D printing) is the process of creating 3D objects from digital models through the layer by layer deposition of materials. Electrochemical additive manufacturing (ECAM) is a relatively new technique which can create metallic components based depositing adherent layers of metal ions onto the surface of conductive substrate. In this paper, the design considerations for a meniscus confined ECAM approach is presented which demonstrates superior print speeds to equivalent works. This is achieved through the increase of the meniscus diameter to 400 µm which was achieved through the integration of a porous sponge into the print head to balance the hydraulic head of the electrolyte. Other piston based methods of controlling the electrolyte meniscus are discussed.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/88560
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/45870
DOI: https://doi.org/10.25341/D4C01K
Rights: © 2018 Nanyang Technological University. Published by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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