Delhote et al., "Fabrication of millimeter wave components via ceramic stereo- and microstereolithography
processes," Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol.
Zhang, "Projection microstereolithography
using digital micro-mirror dynamic mask," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol.
To print shape-memory structures with even finer details, Fang and his colleagues used a 3-D printing process they have pioneered, called microstereolithography
, in which they use light from a projector to print patterns on successive layers of resin.
The SLA3500 system available at the UPM Product Development Laboratory allows us to manufacture details down to about 150 [micro]m, although more recent studies on the development of microstereolithography
are gradually increasing its precision to submicrometric scales (NanoScribe GmbH), in spite of greatly limiting final part size to only a few [mm.sup.3].
Wicker, "Multi-material microstereolithography
," The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol.
The study authors made a disc of biodegradable material which can be fixed over the cornea using a combination of techniques known as microstereolithography
Using a combination of techniques known as microstereolithography
and electrospinning, the researchers are able to make a disc of biodegradable material, which can be fixed over the cornea.
, a rapid prototyping process originally developed 15 years ago at Japan's Nagoya University, now generates layers only 200 nanometers thick.
Structures made with digital light processing and microstereolithography
and rapid prototyping based on two-photon absorption photopolymerization techniques are presented.
Matsuda, "Photo-polymerized microarchitectural constructs prepared by microstereolithography
([mu]SL) using liquid acrylate-end-capped trimethylene carbonate-based prepolymers," Biomaterials, vol.
Sun's tiny, prism-shaped cloaking structure, less than 10 millimetres long, was created using a technique called electronic transfer microstereolithography
, where researchers use a data projector to project an image on a liquid polymer, then use light to transform the liquid layer into a thin solid layer.
Meanwhile, research that began in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Pennsylvania State University is extending the range of material options for MEMS made by a process known as microstereolithography
. In a paper presented last fall at the Mechanical Engineering Congress in Nashville, the authors described 3-D ceramic structures with thicknesses of 50 microns to a millimeter, created by applying layer on layer of alumina ranging in thickness from 10 to 20 microns.