A Rapid Prototyping Technique for Microfluidics with High Robustness and Flexibility
AbstractIn microfluidic device prototyping, master fabrication by traditional photolithography is expensive and time-consuming, especially when the design requires being repeatedly modified to achieve a satisfactory performance. By introducing a high-performance/cost-ratio laser to the traditional soft lithography, this paper describes a flexible and rapid prototyping technique for microfluidics. An ultraviolet (UV) laser directly writes on the photoresist without a photomask, which is suitable for master fabrication. By eliminating the constraints of fixed patterns in the traditional photomask when the masters are made, this prototyping technique gives designers/researchers the convenience to revise or modify their designs iteratively. A device fabricated by this method is tested for particle separation and demonstrates good properties. This technique provides a flexible and rapid solution to fabricating microfluidic devices for non-professionals at relatively low cost. View Full-Text
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Liu, Z.; Xu, W.; Hou, Z.; Wu, Z. A Rapid Prototyping Technique for Microfluidics with High Robustness and Flexibility. Micromachines 2016, 7, 201.
Liu Z, Xu W, Hou Z, Wu Z. A Rapid Prototyping Technique for Microfluidics with High Robustness and Flexibility. Micromachines. 2016; 7(11):201.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Zhenhua; Xu, Wenchao; Hou, Zining; Wu, Zhigang. 2016. "A Rapid Prototyping Technique for Microfluidics with High Robustness and Flexibility." Micromachines 7, no. 11: 201.
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