Fused Deposition Modelling of Natural Fibre/Polylactic Acid Composites
AbstractFused deposition modelling is a simple additive manufacturing technology utilising fine filament extrusion of predominantly thermoplastic materials to build 3D objects layer by layer. This research explores the feasibility and the factors involved in using fused deposition modelling to produce natural fibre reinforced composite components. Uniform 3-mm filaments of both hemp and harakeke (Phormium tenax) in varying weight percentages within polylactic acid (PLA) polymer were successfully produced and used to print tensile test samples. Tensile test results supported harakeke to be a useful fibre in terms of mechanical properties achieved which surpassed the Young’s modulus and tensile strength of plain PLA samples by 42.3% and 5.4%, respectively. View Full-Text
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Stoof, D.; Pickering, K.; Zhang, Y. Fused Deposition Modelling of Natural Fibre/Polylactic Acid Composites. J. Compos. Sci. 2017, 1, 8.
Stoof D, Pickering K, Zhang Y. Fused Deposition Modelling of Natural Fibre/Polylactic Acid Composites. Journal of Composites Science. 2017; 1(1):8.Chicago/Turabian Style
Stoof, David; Pickering, Kim; Zhang, Yuanji. 2017. "Fused Deposition Modelling of Natural Fibre/Polylactic Acid Composites." J. Compos. Sci. 1, no. 1: 8.
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