Characterisation of lithographically printed resistive strain gauges
journal contributionposted on 16.06.2011, 09:30 authored by Gareth I. Hay, Peter S.A. Evans, David J. Harrison, Darren SoutheeDarren Southee, George Simpson, Paul M. Harrey
This paper reports progress in sensor fabrication by the conductive lithographic film (CLF) printing process.Work describing strain-sensitive structures manufactured using a modified printing process and conductive inks is addressed. The performance of a “single-ink” strain-sensitive structure when printed on six alternative substrates (GlossArt, PolyArt, Teslin, Mylar C, Melinex, and Kapton) is analyzed. Though not intending to compete with conventional gauges in high-tolerance measurement, the structures exhibit properties that indicate suitability for novel applications.