3D-printed stators & drive caps for magic-angle spinning NMR

Title3D-printed stators & drive caps for magic-angle spinning NMR
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsBanks, D, Michael, B, Golota, N, Griffin, RG
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance
ISBN Number1090-7807
Keywords3D printing, Additive manufacturing, Magic angle spinning, Stator

3D printing has evolved into an invaluable tool for rapid and cost-effective production of intricate parts. In this paper we describe 3D printing and other rapid prototyping methods to fabricate 3.2 mm stators and drive caps for use in magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR experiments. These components can be fabricated with the assistance of computer-aided design (CAD) software and at a fraction of the cost of commercial parts. Additionally, we show that the performance of these 3D printed stators and drive caps is comparable to commercially available systems and that they have significant advantages over their machined counterparts.