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Reactive material jetting of polyimide insulators for complex circuit board design (2018)
Journal Article
Zhang, F., Saleh, E., Vaithilingam, J., Li, Y., Tuck, C., Hague, R., …He, Y. (2019). Reactive material jetting of polyimide insulators for complex circuit board design. Additive Manufacturing, 25, 477-484. doi:10.1016/j.addma.2018.11.017

Polyimides are a group of high performance thermal stable dielectric materials used in diverse applications. In this article, we synthesized and developed a high-performance polyimide precursor ink for a Material Jetting (MJ) process. The proposed in... Read More

Optimisation of substrate angles for multi-material and multi-functional inkjet printing (2018)
Journal Article
Vaithilingam, J., Saleh, E., Wildman, R. D., Hague, R. J., & Tuck, C. (2018). Optimisation of substrate angles for multi-material and multi-functional inkjet printing. Scientific Reports, 8, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-27311-6. ISSN 2045-2322

Three dimensional inkjet printing of multiple materials for electronics applications are challenging due to the limited material availability, inconsistencies in layer thickness between dissimilar materials and the need to expose the printed tracks o... Read More

Electrochemically stimulating developments in bioelectronic medicine (2018)
Journal Article
Sanjuan-Alberte, P., Alexander, M. R., Hague, R. J., & Rawson, F. J. (2018). Electrochemically stimulating developments in bioelectronic medicine. Bioelectronic Medicine, 4(1), doi:10.1186/s42234-018-0001-z. ISSN 2332-8886

Cellular homeostasis is in part controlled by biological generated electrical activity. By interfacing biology with electronic devices this electrical activity can be modulated to actuate cellular behaviour. There are current limitations in merging e... Read More

3-dimensional inkjet printing of macro structures from silver nanoparticles (2017)
Journal Article
Vaithilingam, J., Saleh, E., Körner, L., Wildman, R. D., Hague, R. J., Leach, R. K., & Tuck, C. J. (2018). 3-dimensional inkjet printing of macro structures from silver nanoparticles. Materials and Design, 139, doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2017.10.070. ISSN 0261-3069

The adoption of additive manufacturing technology is gaining interest for processing precious metals. In this study, the capability of inkjet printing was explored to fabricate macroscopic parts from commercial silver nanoparticle ink (AgNPs). A besp... Read More

3D inkjet printing of electronics using UV conversion (2017)
Journal Article
Saleh, E., Zhang, F., He, Y., Vaithilingam, J., Fernandez, J. L., Wildman, R. D., …Tuck, C. (2017). 3D inkjet printing of electronics using UV conversion. Advanced Materials Technologies, 2(10), doi:10.1002/admt.201700134. ISSN 2365-709X

The production of electronic circuits and devices is limited by current manufacturing methods that limit both the form and potentially the performance of these systems. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a technology that has been shown to provide cross... Read More

3D printing of tablets using inkjet with UV photoinitiation (2017)
Journal Article
Clark, E. A., Alexander, M. R., Irvine, D. J., Roberts, C. J., Wallace, M. J., Sharpe, S., …Wildman, R. D. (in press). 3D printing of tablets using inkjet with UV photoinitiation. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, doi:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2017.06.085. ISSN 0378-5173

Additive manufacturing (AM) offers significant potential benefits in the field of drug delivery and pharmaceutical/medical device manufacture. Of AM processes, 3D inkjet printing enables precise deposition of a formulation, whilst offering the potent... Read More

Multi-branched benzylidene ketone based photoinitiators for multiphoton fabrication (2017)
Journal Article
Zhang, F., Hu, Q., Castanon, A., He, Y., Liu, Y., Paul, B., …Wildman, R. D. (2017). Multi-branched benzylidene ketone based photoinitiators for multiphoton fabrication. Additive Manufacturing, 16, doi:10.1016/j.addma.2017.06.008. ISSN 2214-7810

In this article, we report the synthesis of a series of multi-branched benzylidene (BI) ketone-based photo-initiators for two-photon polymerisation based 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Resins prepared by the addition of 1 wt.% of these initiator... Read More

A tripropylene glycol diacrylate-based polymeric support ink for material jetting (2017)
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He, Y., Zhang, F., Saleh, E., Vaithilingam, J., Aboulkhair, N. T., Begines, B., …Wildman, R. D. (2017). A tripropylene glycol diacrylate-based polymeric support ink for material jetting. Additive Manufacturing, 16, doi:10.1016/j.addma.2017.06.001. ISSN 2214-7810

Support structures and materials are indispensable components in many Additive Manufacturing (AM) systems in order to fabricate complex 3D structures. For inkjet-based AM techniques (known as Material Jetting), there is a paucity of studies on specif... Read More

Informing additive manufacturing technology adoption: total cost and the impact of capacity utilisation (2017)
Journal Article
Baumers, M., Beltrametti, L., Gasparre, A., & Hague, R. (in press). Informing additive manufacturing technology adoption: total cost and the impact of capacity utilisation. International Journal of Production Research, 55(23), doi:10.1080/00207543.2017.1334978. ISSN 0020-7543

Informing Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology adoption decisions, this paper investigates the relationship between build volume capacity utilisation and efficient technology operation in an inter-process comparison of the costs of manufacturing a... Read More

An investigation into the depth and time dependent behavior of UV cured 3D ink jet printed objects (2017)
Journal Article
Chen, X., Ashcroft, I., Tuck, C., He, Y., Hague, R. J., & Wildman, R. D. (2017). An investigation into the depth and time dependent behavior of UV cured 3D ink jet printed objects. Journal of Materials Research, 32(8), (1407-1420). doi:10.1557/jmr.2017.4. ISSN 0884-2914

An ultra-violet (UV) curable ink jet 3D printed material was characterized by an inverse finite element modeling (IFEM) technique employing a nonlinear viscoelastic–viscoplastic (NVEVP) material constitutive model; this methodology was compared direc... Read More

Environmental impacts of selective laser melting: do printer, powder, or power dominate? (2016)
Journal Article
Faludi, J., Baumers, M., Maskery, I., & Hague, R. (in press). Environmental impacts of selective laser melting: do printer, powder, or power dominate?. Journal of Industrial Ecology, doi:10.1111/jiec.12528. ISSN 1088-1980

This life cycle assessment measured environmental impacts of selective laser melting, to determine where most impacts arise: machine and supporting hardware; aluminum powder material used; or electricity used to print. Machine impacts and aluminum po... Read More

Hierarchical remeshing strategies with mesh mapping for topology optimisation (2016)
Journal Article
Panesar, A., Brackett, D., Ashcroft, I., Wildman, R. D., & Hague, R. (2017). Hierarchical remeshing strategies with mesh mapping for topology optimisation. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, doi:10.1002/nme.5488. ISSN 0029-5981

This work investigates the use of hierarchical mesh decomposition strategies for topology optimisation using bi-directional evolutionary structural optimisation algorithm. The proposed method uses a dual mesh system that decouples the design variable... Read More

3D inkjet-printed UV-curable inks for multi-functional electromagnetic applications (2016)
Journal Article
Saleh, E., Woolliams, P., Clarke, B., Gregory, A., Greedy, S., Smartt, C., …Tuck, C. (2017). 3D inkjet-printed UV-curable inks for multi-functional electromagnetic applications. Additive Manufacturing, 13, doi:10.1016/j.addma.2016.10.002. ISSN 2214-7810

Inkjet printing of multiple materials is usually processed in multiple steps due to various jetting and curing/sintering conditions. In this paper we report on the development of all inkjet-printed UV-curable electromagnetic responsive inks in a sing... Read More