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.
|Name||IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium : proceedings|
|Conference||2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium|
|Abbreviated title||IUS 2016|
|Period||18/09/16 → 21/09/16|