3D-printing of a piezocomposite material with high filler content for transducer applications

Omoniyi, O. A. and Mansour, R. and Reid, A. and Liang, L. and O'Leary, R. and Windmill, J. F.C.; (2020) 3D-printing of a piezocomposite material with high filler content for transducer applications. In: IUS 2020 - International Ultrasonics Symposium, Proceedings. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS . IEEE, USA. ISBN 9781728154480 (https://doi.org/10.1109/IUS46767.2020.9251684)

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This work describes the process of synthesizing and printing a novel (0-3) piezocomposite material using solution mixing technique and digital light processing technique. This piezoelectric composite material was developed using a photopolymer, grey resin and lead magnesium niobate and lead titanate (PMN-PT) with particles size 5 µm. The 3D-printing of this thick film was achieved using the piezocomposite material with high filler content upto 60% w/w of PMN-PT. Results showed a satisfactory print resolution, a thick film with high flexibility and exceptionally high d33 coefficient of 49 pm/V during single point scan and an average of 67 pm/V during full surface scan measured using the laser vibrometer technique.


Omoniyi, O. A., Mansour, R., Reid, A. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0511-4640, Liang, L., O'Leary, R. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4092-2101 and Windmill, J. F.C. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4878-349X;