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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

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

A tripropylene glycol diacrylate-based polymeric support ink for material jetting (2017)
Journal Article
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

Additive manufacture of three dimensional nanocomposite based objects through multiphoton fabrication (2016)
Journal Article
Liu, Y., Hu, Q., Zhang, F., Tuck, C., Irvine, D., Hague, R. J., …Wildman, R. D. (2016). Additive manufacture of three dimensional nanocomposite based objects through multiphoton fabrication. Polymers, 8(9), doi:10.3390/polym8090325. ISSN 2073-4360

Three dimensional structures prepared from a gold-polymer composite formulation have been fabricated using multiphoton lithography. In this process, gold nanoparticles were simultaneously formed through photoreduction whilst polymerisation of two pos... Read More

A new photocrosslinkable polycaprolactone based ink for three dimensional inkjet printing (2016)
Journal Article
He, Y., Tuck, C., Prina, E., Kilsby, S., Christie, S. D., Edmondson, S., …Wildman, R. D. (2017). A new photocrosslinkable polycaprolactone based ink for three dimensional inkjet printing. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 105(6), doi:10.1002/jbm.b.33699. ISSN 1552-4973

A new type of photocrosslinkable polycaprolactone (PCL)-based ink that is suitable for three-dimensional (3D) inkjet printing has been developed. Photocrosslinkable PCL dimethylacrylate was synthesized and mixed with poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate... Read More

Inkjet printing of polyimide insulators for the 3D printing of dielectric materials for microelectronic applications (2016)
Journal Article
Zhang, F., Tuck, C., Hague, R. J., He, Y., Saleh, E., Li, Y., …Wildman, R. D. (2016). Inkjet printing of polyimide insulators for the 3D printing of dielectric materials for microelectronic applications. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, doi:10.1002/APP.43361. ISSN 0021-8995

In this article, we report the first continuous fabrication of inkjet-printed polyimide films, which were used as insulating layers for the production of capacitors. The polyimide ink was prepared from its precursor poly(amic) acid, and directly prin... Read More

Three dimensional ink-jet printing of biomaterials using ionic liquids and co-solvents (2016)
Journal Article
Gunasekera, D. H., Kuek, S., Hasanaj, D., He, Y., Tuck, C., Croft, A. K., & Wildman, R. D. (2016). Three dimensional ink-jet printing of biomaterials using ionic liquids and co-solvents. Faraday Discussions, 190, doi:10.1039/C5FD00219B. ISSN 1359-6640

1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ([C2C1Im][OAc]) and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ([C4C1Im][OAc]) have been used as solvents for the dissolution and ink-jet printing of cellulose from 1.0 to 4.8 wt%, mixed with the co-solvents 1-butanol and... Read More