Inkjet 3D printed check microvalve

  title={Inkjet 3D printed check microvalve},
  author={Rafal Walczak and Krzysztof Adamski and Danylo Lizanets},
  journal={Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering},
3D printing enables fast and relatively easy fabrication of various microfluidic structures including microvalves. A check microvalve is the simplest valve enabling control of the fluid flow in microchannels. Proper operation of the check valve is ensured by a movable element that tightens the valve seat during backward flow and enables free flow for forward pressure. Thus, knowledge of the mechanical properties of the movable element is crucial for optimal design and operation of the valve. In… Expand
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  • 2018 XV International Scientific Conference on Optoelectronic and Electronic Sensors (COE)
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