2 articles published in JoVE
Manufacturing of Three-dimensionally Microstructured Nanocomposites through Microfluidic Infiltration Rouhollah Dermanaki-Farahani1, Louis Laberge Lebel1, Daniel Therriault1 1Center for Applied Research on Polymers and Composites (CREPEC), Mechanical Engineering Department, École Polytechnique de Montréal Three-dimensional (3D) microstructured composite beams are fabricated through the directed and localized infiltration of nanocomposites into 3D porous microfluidic networks. The flexibility of this manufacturing method enables the utilization of different thermosetting materials and nanofillers in order to achieve a variety of functional 3D reinforced nanocomposite macroscopic products.
High Throughput Microfluidic Rapid and Low Cost Prototyping Packaging Methods Amine Miled1, Mohamad Sawan1 1Electrical Engineering Department, Polytechnique Montreal In this article we describe different techniques for microfluidic rapid prototyping platforms. The proposed techniques are based on ultraviolet (UV) sensitive and temperature curing epoxies, polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) based tubing, wire-bonding, and anisotropic adhesive films. The assembling procedures presented are developed for both one-time use devices as well as reusable microfluidic systems.