Optomec direct-write aerosol jetting services

Optomec direct-write aerosol jetting services

The deposition head assembly preferably comprises one or more actuators for translating or tilting the deposition head relative to the target. The invention is also an apparatus for depositing a material on a target, the apparatus comprising a plurality of channels for transporting an aerosol comprising the material, a sheath gas chamber surrounding the channels, a region proximate to an exit of each of the channels for combining the aerosol with sheath gas, thereby forming an annular jet for each channel, the jet comprising an outer sheath flow surrounding an inner aerosol flow, and an extended nozzle corresponding to each of the channels. The GE Additive Education Program is now accepting applications for , and a Philadelphia-based university and health system has integrated Ultimaker 3D printers into its teaching curriculum. A second aerosolized material is optionally fed to at least one of the channels. The first chamber is optionally external to the deposition head and develops a cylindrically symmetric distribution of sheath gas pressure about the channel before the sheath gas is combined with the aerosol. According to government officials, This is more common than in small nozzles being used for fine feature printing.

Other objects, advantages and novel features, and further scope of applicability of the present invention will be set forth in part in the detailed description to follow, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, and in part will become apparent to those skilled in the art upon examination of the following, or may be learned by practice of the invention.

This is more common than in small nozzles being used for fine feature printing.

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The deposition head assembly preferably has a diameter of less than approximately 1 cm. The apparatus preferably further comprises a funnel attached to the tube for recycling large droplets of the material.

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The aerosol mass flow rate in at least one of the channels is preferably individually controllable. Once this gas and the aerosol pass through the profiled nozzle, acceleration occurs and the aerosol is focused into a tight stream of droplets that flow inside the gas, which also insulates the nozzle to prevent any material clogs.

The objects and advantages of the invention may be realized and attained by means of the instrumentalities and combinations particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

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This is because elderly people can also just have a more difficult time eating regular food. Feng believes there needs to be more focus on mist flow visualization—and specifically from microscale round nozzles. SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention is a deposition head assembly for depositing a material on a target, the deposition head assembly comprising a deposition head comprising a channel for transporting an aerosol comprising the material, one or more inlets for introducing a sheath gas into the deposition head; a first chamber connected to the inlets; a region proximate to an exit of the channel for combining the aerosol with the sheath gas, thereby forming an annular jet comprising an outer sheath flow surrounding an inner aerosol flow; and an extended nozzle. The size can be varied as sheath gas and mist flow rate are adjusted. Previous challenges in jet flow during production have been examined, evaluating issues with instability and focusing on turbulent impinging jets. The deposition head assembly optionally further comprises a third chamber for receiving sheath gas from the first chamber, the third chamber assisting the first chamber in developing a cylindrically symmetric distribution of sheath gas pressure about the channel before the sheath gas is combined with the aerosol. The sheath gas prevents the nozzle from clogging by keeping the mist droplets and channel wall from touching. The drawings are only for the purpose of illustrating a preferred embodiment of the invention and are not to be construed as limiting the invention. This annular flow focuses the aerosol stream onto the target and allows for deposition of features with dimensions as small as approximately 5 microns. The carrier gas and the sheath gas most commonly comprise compressed air or an inert gas, where one or both may contain a modified solvent vapor content.

The invention is also an apparatus for depositing a material on a target, the apparatus comprising a plurality of channels for transporting an aerosol comprising the material, a sheath gas chamber surrounding the channels, a region proximate to an exit of each of the channels for combining the aerosol with sheath gas, thereby forming an annular jet for each channel, the jet comprising an outer sheath flow surrounding an inner aerosol flow, and an extended nozzle corresponding to each of the channels.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention is a deposition head assembly for depositing a material on a target, the deposition head assembly comprising a deposition head comprising a channel for transporting an aerosol comprising the material, one or more inlets for introducing a sheath gas into the deposition head; a first chamber connected to the inlets; a region proximate to an exit of the channel for combining the aerosol with the sheath gas, thereby forming an annular jet comprising an outer sheath flow surrounding an inner aerosol flow; and an extended nozzle.

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The deposition head assembly preferably comprises one or more actuators for translating or tilting the deposition head relative to the target.

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