D&F Composite

1-3 Dice & Fill Composites

Smart Material is manufacturing 1-3 composites using the commonly used Dice&Fill method.

1-3 Dice & Fill Composite specifications:

  • Frequencies 500kHz to 15MHz
  • PZT Navy type I, II, III and VI
  • Fill Factors 25% to 65%
  • Single Crystal PMN-PT
  • Maximum dimensions 7.5cm by 7.5cm, larger and curved on request
  • Various epoxy and polyurethane interstitial materials available.
  • Operational temperatures up to 130°C
  • Available with Gold, Copper-Tin electrodes
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Stack Actuator

1-3 Random Fiber Composites

Smart Material is manufacturing 1-3 composites using piezo ceramic fibers as active rods, randomly distributed over the composite active area. 1-3 fiber composites are prepared by epoxy infiltration of fiber bundles and dicing of the cube-shaped blocks perpendicular to the direction of the fibers. This patented method is also called Arrange & Fill. A random distribution of the fibers allows for excellent suppression of lateral frequency modes.

1-3 Random Fiber A&F Composite specifications:

  • Frequencies 40kHz to 8MHz
  • PZT Navy type II and VI
  • Fill Factors 35%, 65%, 80%
  • Maximum dimensions 8cm by 8cm, larger and curved on request
  • Various epoxy and polyurethane interstitial materials available.
  • Operational temperatures up to 130°C
  • Available with Gold, Copper-Tin electrodes
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MFC

1-3 Regular Fiber Composites

Smart Material is manufacturing 1-3 composites using piezo ceramic fibers as active rods. 1-3 fiber piezo composites are prepared by epoxy infiltration of fiber bundles and dicing of the cube-shaped blocks perpendicular to the direction of the fibers. This patented method is also called Arrange & Fill. Regular fiber distribution is achieved by arranging the fibers with fixed spacing.

1-3 Regular Fiber A&F Composite specifications:

  • Frequencies 40kHz to 1MHz
  • PZT Navy type II and VI
  • Fill Factors 25% to 48%
  • Maximum dimensions 10cm by 10cm, larger on request
  • Various epoxy and polyurethane interstitial materials available.
  • Operational temperatures up to 130°C
  • Available with Copper-Tin and Silver electrodes
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