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Title: An investigation of the behavior of solvent based polycaprolactone ink for material jetting
Authors: He, Yinfeng
Wildman, Ricky D.
Tuck, Christopher
Christie, Steven D.R.
Edmondson, Steve
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Citation: HE, Y. ... et al, 2016. An investigation of the behavior of solvent based polycaprolactone ink for material jetting. Scientific Reports, 6, article 20852.
Abstract: 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.
Description: This is an open access article published by Nature Publishing Group under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Sponsor: The authors would like to acknowledge funding support from University of Nottingham, the EPSRC (Grant number EP/I033335/2) and Loughborough University.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1038/srep20852
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/20398
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep20852
ISSN: 2045-2322
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