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Jetting complex fluids containing pigments and resins

Hoath, SD and Tuladhar, TR and Vadillo, DC and Butler, SA and Mackley, MR and Mcllroy, C and Harten, OG and Hsiao, WK and Hatchings, IM (2014) Jetting complex fluids containing pigments and resins. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 30-33..

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Abstract

© 2014 Society for Imaging Science and Technology. We have previously studied DoD jetting of complex model fluids based on dilute polymer solutions, resulting in the identification of a new regime of polymer jetting and some basic rules for predicting the limiting polymeric concentrations under real conditions such as print head nozzle diameter, jetting speed, solvent quality and polymer molecular weights [1, 2]. There has been no systematic experimental study of the effect of particles on DoD scale jetting, despite the ground-breaking work by Furbank and Morris [3] as reported in NIP17 for the effects of particles on dripping, although theoretical modelling for liquid bridges/filaments containing particles has been recently published [4] and could be relevant to local thinning of DoD ligaments. A series of pigmented inks in the solvent dipropylene glycol methyl ether (DPM) has been used to help study effects of pigment particle size (dm = 3.6, 2.6, 1.6, 1.0, 0.8 pan) on DoD jetting. These inks contained 35 wt% of the inorganic black pigment copper chromite and had a low shear-rate viscosity of ∼ 15 mPa s. Ink characterisation used a high frequency rheometer [5] and a novel fast (5 m/s) filament stretching device [6, 7], while the DoD jetting used MicroFab 80 pan diameter nozzles [8] . Jetting experiments were performed at 100 Hz to avoid nozzle clogging. We report the first systematic experimental studies for DoD scale jets of characterized inks comprising (a) particles in DPM; (b) resin DPM; and (c) combinations of particles and resins in DPM [9, 10]. These results will provide new insights into the jetting of pigmented inks and be important for new applications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:04
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 01:53
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