• Materials Science
  • Published 2015

Magnetohydrodynamic Liquid Metal Jet Printing

@inproceedings{Furlani2015MagnetohydrodynamicLM,
  title={Magnetohydrodynamic Liquid Metal Jet Printing},
  author={Edward P Furlani and Ioannis H. Karampelas and Scott Vader and Zachary Vader},
  year={2015}
}
We introduce a novel method for drop-on-demand (DOD) printing of molten metal droplets into 3D objects. In this approach, solid metal is pre-heated within a printhead to form a reservoir of liquid metal that feeds a nozzle chamber. Once the chamber is filled, a pulsed magnetic field is applied that permeates the chamber and induces a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD)-based pressure pulse within the liquid metal that causes a portion of the metal to be ejected through the nozzle. The ejected metal forms… CONTINUE READING

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