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Studying the Technology of Creating Cortical Electrode Instruments using the Rapid Prototyping Technology

Authors
  • Ablyaz, T. R.
  • Shumkov, A. A.
  • Muratov, K. R.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Foundry Engineering
Publisher
De Gruyter Open
Publication Date
Jun 27, 2017
Volume
17
Issue
2
Pages
157–161
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/afe-2017-0068
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

This paper shows the results of studying the technology of manufacturing cortical electrode-instruments (EI) with the use of indirect methods of the Rapid Prototyping technology. Functional EI prototypes were made by layered synthesis of the photopolymer material with the use of the stereolithography technology (SLA - Stereo Lithography Apparatus). The article is focused on two methods of indirect EI manufacturing. One of the EI prototypes was used for making a molded wax model for hot investment casting, followed by applying copper coating. The second prototype was used for applying copper plating to a prepared current-conductive layer. As a result of EDMing a steel workpiece, both EIs reached the desired depth, which is 1 mm. The copper plating applied to the EI preserves its integrity. Through the use of the casting technology, there is a possibility to cut the economic costs by 35%. Using a prototype with preliminarily applied conductive coating makes it possible to make geometrically-complex EIs.

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