Silk Film Embossing System.
Abstract: New tools are
often required to facilitate new discoveries and test new methods. Commercial offerings
can be prohibitively expensive and difficult to customize. The development of ad-hoc
tools provides the most flexibility and provides an opportunity to modify and refine a
technology. An embossing system was developed for silk film imprinting and stamping in
order to facilitate and ... read moreadd versatility to the efforts involving micro- and nanoscale
device manufacturing in biopolymers. This system features temperature controlled
embossing surfaces, adjustable embossing pressures, and variable embossing times. The
device can also be fitted with interchangeable temperature controlled embossing and
stamping tools. The design, development, fabrication, applications, and future
improvements are explored for the system. This device may facilitate new discoveries in
the realm of biopolymer micro- and nanomanufacturing and may provide a path towards high
volume production of silk film based
Thesis (M.S.)--Tufts University, 2013.
Submitted to the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering.
Advisor: Fiorenzo Omenetto.
Committee: Mark Cronin-Golomb, and Hu Tao.
Keyword: Biomedical engineering.read less