In this paper, a new type of dispensing system that uses a proportional pressure control valve is proposed. Unlike the time-pressure dispensing mechanism, a variable pressure supply is adopted in the dispensing system to achieve a variable mass flow rate. The pressure of the air supplied to a dispensing head is controlled so that the mass flow rate and the line-width of the dispensed polycaprolactone (PCL) is controllable, unlike a pressure-regulated dispensing system. To track the performance of the steady-state line-width, the relations among the supply pressure, the head velocity and the line-width are mapped by averaging the measured linewidths using a developed width detection algorithm and weights after the dispensing procedure is complete. The performance of open-loop control of the line-width using mapped relationships is validated and its availability is discussed.

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