Recent Progress in Droplet-Based Manufacturing Research
Author(s)Kim, H.-Y.; Cherng, J.-P.; Chun, Jung-Hoon
This article reports the recent progress of re-search made in the Droplet-Based Manufacturing Laboratory at MIT. The study has been focused on obtaining a fundamental understanding of microdroplet deposition and applying the technology to various practical applications. Specific scientific contributions include the development of an analytical model for droplet splashing/recoiling, an in situ droplet size control methodology, and a study of microstructure design for spray forming. The research per-formed in the lab provides both fundamental knowledge base and practical process developments for a range of manufacturing applications, including electronics packaging, spray forming and freeform fabrication.
Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST);
droplet-based manufacturing, microdroplet deposition, electronics packaging, freeform fabrication