Assessment of the ultrasonic properties of additive manufactured materials for passive components of piezoelectric transducers

Maria Dolores Farinas, Tomás Gómez Álvarez-Arenas, Gerard Cummins, Marc Phillipe Yves Desmulliez, Vipin Seetohul, Sandy Cochran

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Abstract

The potential of additive manufacturing (AM) to revolutionize aspects of industrial production is widely recognized. AM can create objects with non-uniform properties by varying the ratio between deposited materials or altering the internal structure of the object. Amongst many possibilities, such AM objects could benefit the design and fabrication of different passive components of ultrasonic transducers, e.g. backing material, lenses and matching layers. The acoustic properties of AM objects produced using the Polyjet and Fused Deposition Methods were characterized. Initial results suggest that these technologies can easily produce objects with a wide range of tuned acoustic properties by varying either the internal structure or the material composition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398978
ISBN (Print)9781467398985
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium - VINCI Convention Center, Tours, France
Duration: 18 Sep 201621 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium : proceedings
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1948-5727

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
Abbreviated titleIUS 2016
CountryFrance
CityTours
Period18/09/1621/09/16

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    Farinas, M. D., Álvarez-Arenas, T. G., Cummins, G., Desmulliez, M. P. Y., Seetohul, V., & Cochran, S. (2016). Assessment of the ultrasonic properties of additive manufactured materials for passive components of piezoelectric transducers. In 2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) [7728770] (IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium : proceedings). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2016.7728770