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An initial study of processing bioresorbable polycaprolactone (PCL) through material jetting was
conducted using a Fujifilm Dimatix DMP-2830 material printer. The aim of this work was to investigate
a potential solvent based method of jetting polycaprolactone. Several solvents were used to prepare
a PCL solvent based ink and 1, 4-dioxane was chosen with the consideration of both solubility and
safety. The morphology of PCL formed under different substrate temperatures, droplet spacings
were investigated. Multi-layer PCL structures were printed and characterized. This work shows that
biodegradable polycaprolactone can be processed through material jetting.
This is an open access article published by Nature Publishing Group under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
The authors would like to acknowledge funding support from University of Nottingham, the EPSRC (Grant
number EP/I033335/2) and Loughborough University.