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An investigation of the behavior of solvent based polycaprolactone ink for material jetting

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posted on 25.02.2016, 13:43 by Yinfeng He, Ricky D. Wildman, Christopher Tuck, Steven Christie, Steve Edmondson
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 used to prepare a 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 polycaprolactone can be processed through material jetting.

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The authors would like to acknowledge funding support from University of Nottingham, the EPSRC (Grant number EP/I033335/2) and Loughborough University.

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HE, Y. ... et al, 2016. An investigation of the behavior of solvent based polycaprolactone ink for material jetting. Scientific Reports, 6, article 20852.

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2016

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2045-2322

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