Chapter 19. Solid Freeform Fabrication of a Telescoping Actuator Via Laminated Object Manufacturing

  1. Todd Jessen and
  2. Ersan Ustundag
  1. Barry A. Bender,
  2. Roy J. Rayne and
  3. Carl CM. Wu

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294635.ch19

24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 4

24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 4

How to Cite

Bender, B. A., Rayne, R. J. and Wu, C. CM. (2008) Solid Freeform Fabrication of a Telescoping Actuator Via Laminated Object Manufacturing, in 24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 4 (eds T. Jessen and E. Ustundag), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294635.ch19

Author Information

  1. U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Washington, DC 20375–5343

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375693

Online ISBN: 9780470294635

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Keywords:

  • laminated object manufacturing;
  • navy systems;
  • fabrication;
  • shorter lead times;
  • piezoelectric

Summary

Solid freeform fabrication (SFF) of a novel telescoping ceramic actuator via laminated object manufacturing (LOM) was undertaken using a commercially available machine. Modification of the LOM process was necessary to build the ceramic actuator using green lead zirconate titanate (PZT) tapes. A thorough understanding of the controlling process parameters such as lamination, laser cutting, and decubing led to fabrication of a robust actuator.