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IJAT Vol.2 No.6 pp. 457-461
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2008.p0457
(2008)

Paper:

Development of Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Product

Takeshi Nakamoto and Kazutoshi Matsuzaki

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chiba University
1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 263-8522, Japan

Received:
February 15, 2008
Accepted:
May 7, 2008
Published:
November 5, 2008
Keywords:
laser photolithography, micropart, ferromagnetic fiber, magnetic field, alignment
Abstract

To produce microparts using short unidirectional ferromagnetic fibers added to a liquid photopolymer, we applied a magnetic field to align fiber axes in the direction of the magnetic field, then, solidified the photopolymer by irradiating ultraviolet (UV) laser in the desired shape. The apparatus for applying the magnetic field consists of one vertical and four horizontal electromagnets whose magnitude and direction can be changed. We studied the degree of fiber alignment using this apparatus, producing several examples of microstructures.

Cite this article as:
Takeshi Nakamoto and Kazutoshi Matsuzaki, “Development of Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Product,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.2, No.6, pp. 457-461, 2008.
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