Fabrication and Performance Analysis of 3D Printed Fuel Cells

A single layer is selectively joined by ink jet printing of the binder material, and a new layer of powder is repeated, binder applied, till the part is completely printed. The parts are then dried and sintered. It is a highly flexible process in terms of geometry, material and properties of the design. Performance testing is done using Probostat oven at working temperatures around 800°C. Current work includes analysis of different binder concentration and performance of fuel cell with varying porosity.