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dc.contributor.advisorWojciech Matusik.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVan den Heuvel, Louise Een_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-01T13:14:24Z
dc.date.available2017-08-01T13:14:24Z
dc.date.copyright2016en_US
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/110883
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2016.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 73-75).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe bounds of the design space for 3D-printed objects continue to rapidly extend as the library of printable materials continues to grow. This thesis explores printed objects uniquely enabled by the addition of a magnetic ink to the existing repertoire of materials for the MultiFab printer, a high-resolution, multi-material inkjet 3D printer. Magnetic nanoparticles, a base ink, and a dispersion method are selected to develop the magnetic ink. The ink is optimized for maximal magnetic content and its magnetic properties are characterized. A 9.7 ± 0.8 wt% magnetite ink with expected stability exceeding 10 days is achieved. Design, characterization, and validation of two small-scale multi-material actuators driven by magnetism is performed. The first actuator is a simple fixed cantilever, while the second is a tilting panel. More advanced structures and actuators are explored and are suggestive of an extremely wide scope for potential future applications. The fields of application shown for 3D-printable magnetic ink in a multi-material context range from biomimicry (e.g. stimuli-responsive surfaces) to optics and aerodynamics.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Louise E. van den Heuvel.en_US
dc.format.extent75 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleToward functional magnetic applications for multi-material inkjet 3D printingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc994207702en_US


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