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Geometry control of closed contour forming in uniform micro metal droplet deposition manufacturing

Zhang, Daicong; Qi, Lehua; Luo, Jun; Yi, Hao; Hou, Xianghui; Li, Hejun

Authors

Daicong Zhang

Lehua Qi

Jun Luo

Hao Yi

Xianghui Hou

Hejun Li



Abstract

Micro metal droplet deposition manufacturing shows great potential applications in many industrial areas such as micro circuits printing, thin-wall metal parts, porous metal parts, and heterogeneous material parts. However, excessive overlapping of metal droplets in corners deteriorates the quality of printed parts. To solve this problem, the droplet center-to-center distance must always keep uniform and be in an ideal range. First, reasons of excessive overlapping in corners are analyzed and a mathematical model is proposed. Then droplet center-to-center distance is optimized and compensated according to corner angle of contour lines and number total of droplets so that the distance between adjacent droplets is proper. The coordinate of rearranged droplets is obtained by calculation. To verify this method, uniform solder droplets were ejected and deposited on a flat substrate. A series of deposition experiments were carried out. Some triangle contours were formed. The results show that quality of the formed parts had been significantly improved by using the proposed method.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 1, 2017
Journal Journal of Materials Processing Technology
Print ISSN 0924-0136
Electronic ISSN 0924-0136
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 243
APA6 Citation Zhang, D., Qi, L., Luo, J., Yi, H., Hou, X., & Li, H. (2017). Geometry control of closed contour forming in uniform micro metal droplet deposition manufacturing. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 243, doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2017.01.007
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2017.01.007
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2017.01.007
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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