Improved manufacturing quality and bonding of laser machined microfluidic systems

Mohammed, Mazher Iqbal, Quayle, Kim, Alexander, Richard, Doeven, Egan, Nai, Ryan, Haswell, Stephen J., Kouzani, Abbas Z. and Gibson, Ian 2015, Improved manufacturing quality and bonding of laser machined microfluidic systems, Procedia technology, vol. 20, pp. 219-224, doi: 10.1016/j.protcy.2015.07.035.

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Title Improved manufacturing quality and bonding of laser machined microfluidic systems
Author(s) Mohammed, Mazher IqbalORCID iD for Mohammed, Mazher Iqbal
Quayle, KimORCID iD for Quayle, Kim
Alexander, RichardORCID iD for Alexander, Richard
Doeven, EganORCID iD for Doeven, Egan
Nai, Ryan
Haswell, Stephen J.
Kouzani, Abbas Z.ORCID iD for Kouzani, Abbas Z.
Gibson, IanORCID iD for Gibson, Ian
Journal name Procedia technology
Volume number 20
Start page 219
End page 224
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2212-0173
Keyword(s) Laser machining
Solvent bonding
Defect removal
Summary Laser micro-machining offers a versatile tool for the rapid manufacturing of polymeric microfluidics systems, with a typical turn-around-time in the order of minutes. However, the chaotic nature of the thermal evaporative ablation process can yield a significant number of defects in the surface of the manufactured microchannels, in the form of residual condensed material. In this work we have investigated the use of solvent evaporation by which to not only laminate bond the laser machined structures but to remove a significant number of the defect formed by the condensation of residual polymer. Results are presented of the surface profiling of the bonded channel structures and demonstrations of the bonding of the microchips to produce autonomous capillary microchannels.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.protcy.2015.07.035
Field of Research 091306 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
Socio Economic Objective 861503 Scientific Instruments
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Elsevier
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