Two-Photon Polymerization lithography for three-dimensional micro polymer parts manufacturing evaluation

Ali Davoudinejad, Radu Malureanu, Darwin Palima, Guido Tosello

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    Two-photon polymerization (2PP) technique is one of the common techniques to realize the fabrication of high-quality 3D microstructures. The combination between the laser power, the printing strategy, and the printed feature size are not completely assessed. This study characterizes the additive manufacturing processes by Direct Laser Writing (DLW) for fabrication of 3D microstructures. The printing samples were selected from a certified calibrated set with different sizes consisting of five boxes ranging from 8 μm to 200 μm. The laser power was selected as a variable parameter in order to find out the effect of various powers in printing size and strategy. Six different powers were selected from 0.6 mW to 1.6 mW for each set of the structure. The results show the importance of choosing the right power value, otherwise the structures would be burned for too high power or not completely polymerised for too low one. In addition, they show the importance of a good scaffolding, especially for bigger structures where the geometry can be distorted.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the euspen Special Interest Group Meeting : Micro/Nano Manufacturing
    Number of pages3
    PublisherThe European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
    Publication date2017
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Eventeuspen Special Interest Group Meeting: Micro/Nano Manufacturing - University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 8 Nov 20179 Nov 2017


    Conferenceeuspen Special Interest Group Meeting: Micro/Nano Manufacturing
    LocationUniversity of Strathclyde
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • Additive manufacturing
    • Two - Photon Polymerization
    • Micro manufacturing
    • Polymer components
    • Precision


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