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Title: Investigation of syringe-based Direct Write (DW) For antenna manufacture
Author: Khirotdin, Rd. Khairilhijra
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2012
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Miniature products and components are in great demand in the electronics industry and Direct Write (DW) has become the subject of interest due to its capability of printing small features and offering low manufacturing cost. DW technologies, a subset of rapid prototyping, have been applied to many applications in electronics, aeronautics, photonics and biomedical engineering, Among them, syringe deposition technology is a promising technique, providing precision deposition of materials with various viscosities, on-line design changes and ability to write on non-planar substrates, In addition, the low amount of material waste, low cost investment in production facilities and the versatility of the system make syringe-based DW technology ideal for low-cost electronics production especially for small batch production, Furthermore, the data-driven nature of digital printing manufacturing methods allows fast manufacturing runs and a short time cycle from design to manufacture which all translate into shorter delivery times in manufacturing. Syringe-based DW technology is a new and promising technology and hence its capabilities have never been exploited comprehensively. The objective of this project was to investigate the possible use of a syringe-based DW technology by means of automatic syringe deposition system in conjunction with heating process to fabricate electronic components such as strain gauges, antenna and others. By doing this, the aim is to help improve the fundamental knowledge of syringe-based DW process behaviour and functional performance of components produced.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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