Cure characterization of technovit 3040 for micro level surface replication

Sunil C. Joshi, David L. Butler, Kah Wai Yee, Swee Khoon Teo

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Abstract

The development of a cure kinetics model for Technovit 3040 (1-part powder to 1-part liquid composition) is presented. Technovit 3040 is a fast curing thermoset polymer which is increasingly used for making replica of metal surfaces for meterological observations. The reference surface used is a metal work-piece processed using the electro-discharge machining to produce 5 surface area-zones having different roughness. It is practical to replicate surface of a component with its roughness characteristics to facilitate measurements by high-tech devices in laboratories, rather than inspecting the surface on site. This shows the level of accuracy in surface replication, which is moving from the micron to the nano-level for wider ranges of applications in nano-technology and biomedical sciences. The curing trends at each of the four temperatures observed during the experimental studies and as predicted by the model are the same. It was found that the curing process was faster at 303K and 318K.

LanguageEnglish
Pages268-274
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Research Innovations
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • cure kinetics
  • degree of cure
  • differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • surface replica
  • surface roughness
  • thermosetting polymer

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Joshi, Sunil C. ; Butler, David L. ; Yee, Kah Wai ; Teo, Swee Khoon. / Cure characterization of technovit 3040 for micro level surface replication. In: Materials Research Innovations. 2006 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 268-274.
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In: Materials Research Innovations, Vol. 10, No. 2, 30.06.2006, p. 268-274.

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