Flash μ-fluidics: a rapid prototyping method for fabricating microfluidic devices

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621490
Title:
Flash μ-fluidics: a rapid prototyping method for fabricating microfluidic devices
Authors:
Buttner, Ulrich; Sivashankar, Shilpa; Agambayev, Sumeyra; Mashraei, Yousof; Salama, Khaled N. ( 0000-0001-7742-1282 )
Abstract:
Microfluidics has advanced in terms of design and structures; however, fabrication methods are time-consuming or expensive relative to facility costs and equipment needed. This work demonstrates a fast and economically viable 2D/3D maskless digital light-projection method based on a stereolithography process. Unlike other fabrication methods, one exposure step is used to form the whole device. Flash microfluidics is achieved by incorporating bonding and channel fabrication of complex structures in just 2.5 s to 4 s and by fabricating channel heights between 25 μm and 150 μm with photopolymer resin. The features of this fabrication technique, such as time and cost saving and easy fabrication, are used to build devices that are mostly needed in microfluidic/lab-on-chip systems. Due to the fast production method and low initial setup costs, the process could be used for point of care applications. © 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Citation:
Buttner U, Sivashankar S, Agambayev S, Mashraei Y, Salama KN (2016) Flash μ-fluidics: a rapid prototyping method for fabricating microfluidic devices. RSC Adv 6: 74822–74832. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra13582j.
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Journal:
RSC Adv.
Issue Date:
1-Aug-2016
DOI:
10.1039/c6ra13582j
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2046-2069
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorButtner, Ulrichen
dc.contributor.authorSivashankar, Shilpaen
dc.contributor.authorAgambayev, Sumeyraen
dc.contributor.authorMashraei, Yousofen
dc.contributor.authorSalama, Khaled N.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T08:30:38Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T08:30:38Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-01en
dc.identifier.citationButtner U, Sivashankar S, Agambayev S, Mashraei Y, Salama KN (2016) Flash μ-fluidics: a rapid prototyping method for fabricating microfluidic devices. RSC Adv 6: 74822–74832. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra13582j.en
dc.identifier.issn2046-2069en
dc.identifier.doi10.1039/c6ra13582jen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621490-
dc.description.abstractMicrofluidics has advanced in terms of design and structures; however, fabrication methods are time-consuming or expensive relative to facility costs and equipment needed. This work demonstrates a fast and economically viable 2D/3D maskless digital light-projection method based on a stereolithography process. Unlike other fabrication methods, one exposure step is used to form the whole device. Flash microfluidics is achieved by incorporating bonding and channel fabrication of complex structures in just 2.5 s to 4 s and by fabricating channel heights between 25 μm and 150 μm with photopolymer resin. The features of this fabrication technique, such as time and cost saving and easy fabrication, are used to build devices that are mostly needed in microfluidic/lab-on-chip systems. Due to the fast production method and low initial setup costs, the process could be used for point of care applications. © 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry.en
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)en
dc.titleFlash μ-fluidics: a rapid prototyping method for fabricating microfluidic devicesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalRSC Adv.en
kaust.authorButtner, Ulrichen
kaust.authorSivashankar, Shilpaen
kaust.authorAgambayev, Sumeyraen
kaust.authorMashraei, Yousofen
kaust.authorSalama, Khaled N.en
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