Direct Contactless Microfabrication of UV Coatings

Michael Dvorchak, Dvorchak Enterprises, LLC

Abstract:This is a follow-on from an article published in UV+EB Issue 2, 2017 entitled ""Microfabrication of Riblets for Drag Reduction: A Novel UV Approach Utilizing Photolithographic Methods.""

This paper will discuss the results of the further testing and development of the MicroTau microfabrication technology. Topics covered include single-exposure 3D manipulation of microstructure topologies; potential industrial applications enabled by leveraging existing UV curable coatings; and functional properties able to be produced beyond drag-reduction.