An Investigation of the Behavior of Solvent based Polycaprolactone ink for Material Jetting

Yinfeng He, Ricky D. Wildman, Chris J. Tuck, Steven D R Christie, Stephen Edmondson

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number20852
    JournalScientific Reports
    Volume6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2016

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