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Title:Optimization of a light emitting diode based projection stereolithography system and its applications
Author(s):Alonso, Matthew P.
Advisor(s):Fang, Nicholas X.
Department / Program:Mechanical Sci & Engineering
Discipline:Mechanical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):3D microfabrication
Abstract:The rapid manufacture of complex three-dimensional components has eluded researchers for decades. Several manufacturing options have been limited by either speed or the ability to fabricate true three-dimensional structures. Over the last decade, projection stereolithography has been developed to manufacture true three-dimensional structures in a faster manner than traditional processes. This work discusses the development of a projection stereolithography system and the different process parameters that affect part quality. A functional system has been created at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and several unique components have been fabricated to demonstrate its capabilities. Examples of true three-dimensional structures and tunable porous materials are presented.
Issue Date:2010-05-19
Rights Information:Copyright 2010 Matthew Alonso
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-05-19
Date Deposited:May 2010

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