Electrophotographic Layered Manufacturing

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Ashok V. Kumar

Anirban Dutta

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-6300

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 126(3), 571-576 (Sep 07, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1765146 History: Received May 01, 2003; Revised January 01, 2004; Online September 07, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Schematic diagram of the electrophotographic layered manufacturing system
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Photograph of the testbed
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Flexible build platform
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Compaction cum fusing platform
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Process control algorithm
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Plot of the part height with the number of prints
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The parallel plate analogy of the transfer zone
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The plot of electric field strength at the interface of fresh powder layer and print surface
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The plot of electric field strength at the interface of the fresh powder layer and the photoconductor
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Plot of the part height with the number of prints with the corona charger
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Parts made by the test bed with corona charger




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