3D-printed membrane microvalves and microdecoder
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Abstract(#br)A microfluidic system for multichannel switching and multiphase flow control has potential uses in pneumatic soft robotics and biological sampling systems. At present, the membrane microvalves used in microfluidic systems are mostly constructed using a multilayer bonding process so that the device cannot withstand high pressures. In this paper, we demonstrate a design method and the properties of a bondless membrane microvalve fabricated using a commercial 3D printer. We used a multijet (MJP) 3D printer to print a 100-μm-thick and 6-mm-diameter membrane from a relatively hard material (1700 MPa). The membrane’s high toughness ensures that it does not need negative pressure to reopen. The measured operation frequency was less than 2.5 Hz under a pneumatic pressure of 14.5 kPa....