Chapter 80. Solid Freeform Fabrication of Ceramic PZT Tapes: Mechanical and Piezoelectric Properties

  1. Waltraud M. Kriven and
  2. Hua-Tay Lin
  1. Barry A. Bender,
  2. Chulho Kim,
  3. Carl C. M. Wu and
  4. Roy J. Rayne

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294826.ch80

27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 4

27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 4

How to Cite

Bender, B. A., Kim, C., Wu, C. C. M. and Rayne, R. J. (2003) Solid Freeform Fabrication of Ceramic PZT Tapes: Mechanical and Piezoelectric Properties, in 27th Annual Cocoa Beach Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 24, Issue 4 (eds W. M. Kriven and H.-T. Lin), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294826.ch80

Author Information

  1. Code 6351, U. S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375-5343

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375846

Online ISBN: 9780470294826

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Keywords:

  • zirconate titanate;
  • automated laminated;
  • manufacturing;
  • piezoelectric;
  • commercial counterparts

Summary

Test specimens of lead zirconate titanate (PZT 5A) were fabricated via an automated laminated object manufacturing (LOM) process. Their strength, density, and d33 piezoelectric coefficient were compared to commercial PZT 5A material and specimens fabricated via LOM without full automation. The strength of these test specimens was stronger than their commercial counterparts. Fractography showed that most of the PZT specimens failed by normal processing flaws and that automation did not introduce any new inherent defects into the solid freeform fabrication process.