|Current Location||Sensorica Main Lab|
3D printer at SENSORICA lab, Montreal.
Have to be a member of Sensorica and share your designs.
Custodian : Tibi
Manager : Daniel (Contact)
Trainer : Daniel (Contact)
Trainer : Ethienne (Contact)
|Record created date||July 30, 2013|
|Record created by||None|
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Prepare the 3D file for printing
The system is full assembled using the mechanical positioner and a heavy base, etc
V5 was printed
Everything assembled and connectorized.
Looks very good, next step is test using the driver.
A deviation on the Z-axis movement was see during the tests, almost 50% of the Z movement range can be seen on the XY-plane. This effect is highly undesired and its origin is not exactly known. The assumption is that the poor quality of the bases supports and the unbalance of the springs are the origin of this problem.
The tests also revealed a problem with the Upper_Base_V4. The piezo tube is rotate by 45 degrees from the right position.
Piezo tube and Upper_Base coupling alignment corrected, I also increase the coupling depth, it might improve the alignment. New version: Upper_base_V5
The same increase in the coupling depth was made at the bottom_base. New version: Bottom_base_V3
Assembling the complete system.
Piezo Tube glued with Silicone I (GE), need to wait 24h before testing.
The changes worked, now there are space for the wires and the solder
The new Top_Base part was printed by Daniel and Mateus.
The coupling with the piezo tube is working now. The soldering on the tube difficult the assembling and the diameters are a little loose, but it will not interfere with the assembling.
Changes made on the design, new version V4 was finished and sent to be printed by Daniel
The part "Upper_base_V3.SLDPRT" need to be printed to test the coupling with the piezo tube.
Bases used to sustain the print process were changed to 0.2mm
Spring Specification for tests:
Print finger, or order
Order 3D material (PDMS)
Get the piezo finger from Dilson
I borrowed the part and returned it next day.
Print finger, or order
Open main document
OCT 17-18, 2013
Firsts tests using 3D printing for microfluidic chip prototyping and fabrication.
Next time I need to continue the thermal annealing experiment, go beyond 150C.
We also need to test other designs with better sceals.
OCT 22, 2013
Thermal post-treatment of the polymer 3D printed part. Temp. set at 160C.
I also successfully transferred a micropattern from Spot-e to PCL
Tape sensor - 3D printing (IN PROGRESS)
The time logged was already inputted in the system in the following LabNote: http://valnet.webfactional.com/accounting/work-commitment/1241/