An investigation of the behavior of solvent based polycaprolactone ink for material jetting
He, Yinfeng and Wildman, Ricky D. and Tuck, Chris J. and Christie, Steven D.R. and Edmonson, Steven (2016) An investigation of the behavior of solvent based polycaprolactone ink for material jetting. Scientific Reports . ISSN 2045-2322
An initial study of processing bioresorbable polycaprolactone (PCL) through material jetting was conducted using a Fujifilm Dimatix DMP-2830 material printer. The aim of this work was to investigate a potential solvent based method of jetting polycaprolactone. Several solvents were attempt to prepared PCL solvent based ink and 1, 4-dioxane was chosen with the consideration of both solubility and safety. The morphology of PCL formed under different substrate temperatures, droplet spacings were investigated. Multi-layer PCL structures were printed and characterized. This work shows that biodegradable polycaporlactone can be processed through material jetting by dissolving it.
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