Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2010.07.014
Title: Design and fabrication of a PET/PTFE-based piezoelectric squeeze mode drop-on-demand inkjet printhead with interchangeable nozzle
Authors: Li, E.Q.
Xu, Q.
Sun, J. 
Fuh, J.Y.H. 
Wong, Y.S. 
Thoroddsen, S.T. 
Keywords: Drop-on-demand
Inkjet printing
Interchangeable nozzle
Piezoelectric droplet generator
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Source: Li, E.Q., Xu, Q., Sun, J., Fuh, J.Y.H., Wong, Y.S., Thoroddsen, S.T. (2010-09). Design and fabrication of a PET/PTFE-based piezoelectric squeeze mode drop-on-demand inkjet printhead with interchangeable nozzle. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical 163 (1) : 315-322. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2010.07.014
Abstract: A PET/PTFE-based piezoelectric squeeze mode drop-on-demand inkjet printhead with interchangeable nozzles is designed and fabricated. The printhead chamber is comprised of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) tubing or PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene, or Teflon) tubing, which of a much softer material, than the conventionally used glass tubing. Applying the same electrical voltage, PET/PTFE-based printhead will generate a larger volume change in the material to be dispensed. The novel printhead fabricated herein has successfully dispensed liquids with viscosities up to 100 cps, as compared to 20 cps for the commercial printheads. Furthermore, PTFE-based printhead provides excellent anti-corrosive property when strongly corrosive inks are involved. The interchangeable nozzle design enables the same printhead to be fitted with nozzles of different orifice size, thus a clogged nozzle can be easily removed for cleaning or replacement. The characteristics of this novel printhead are also studied by dispensing glycerin-water solutions. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/51370
ISSN: 09244247
DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2010.07.014
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