Development of an Assembly-free Process Based on Virtual Environment for Fabricating 3D Microfluidic Systems Using Microstereolithography Technology

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Hyun-Wook Kang, Dong-Woo Cho

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, San 31, Hyoja dong, Nam-gu, Pohang, Kyungbuk 790-781, S. Korea

In Hwan Lee

School of Mechanical Engineering, Chungbuk National University, San 48, Gaesindong, Cheongju, Chungbuk, 361-763, S. Korea

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 126(4), 766-771 (Feb 04, 2005) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1811116 History: Received January 30, 2004; Revised August 30, 2004; Online February 04, 2005
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Principle of micro-stereolithography
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Schematic drawing of the developed micro-stereolithography apparatus
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Data structure of a unit device
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Flow chart of the assembly-free process based on virtual environment
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Path information: (a) straight path and (b) arc path
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Virtually assembled microfluidic system
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Example of the index information
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Example of a microfluidic system
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Generation of fabrication information for a microfluidic system
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Developed microfluidic unit device: (a) micropipe, (b) micromixer, (c) micropipe connector, and (d) an example of pipe connection using micropipe connector
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Developed micro-ABO blood-typing system: (a) type 1, (b) type 2, and (c) type 3 systems
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Experimental setup of blood-typing test
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Experimental result of micro-ABO blood-typing system of (a) type 1 and (b) type 2 systems



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