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Mechanical and Thermal Properties of 3D Printed Polycarbonate

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Oniris, GEPEA, UMR 6144, CNRS-Nantes Université, F-44000 Nantes, France
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INRAE, UR1268 Biopolymères Interactions Assemblages, F-44300 Nantes, France
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LaSIE, UMR 7356 CNRS-La Rochelle Université, Avenue Michel Crépeau, CEDEX 01, F-17042 La Rochelle, France
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Academic Editors: Ludovico Danza and Izabela Hager
Energies 2022, 15(10), 3686; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15103686
Received: 31 March 2022 / Revised: 1 May 2022 / Accepted: 13 May 2022 / Published: 18 May 2022
This study aims at showing the potential of additive manufacturing as a new processing route for designing future insulators in the building sector. Polycarbonate (PC) is studied as a possible candidate for designing these new insulators. This polymer offers several advantages, among them fire resistance and stability of its physical properties at high temperatures. The 3D printing of PC is attempted using fused deposition modelling technology. The printing temperature and infill rate are varied to achieve optimal mechanical and thermal characteristics. The results show that an optimal printing temperature of 280 °C is needed to achieve high tensile performance. In addition, thermal properties including thermal conductivity and effusivity increase with the increase of the infill rate in opposition to the thermal diffusivity decrease. View Full-Text
Keywords: fused deposition modelling; polycarbonate; tensile properties; thermal properties; printing temperature fused deposition modelling; polycarbonate; tensile properties; thermal properties; printing temperature
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Bahar, A.; Belhabib, S.; Guessasma, S.; Benmahiddine, F.; Hamami, A.E.A.; Belarbi, R. Mechanical and Thermal Properties of 3D Printed Polycarbonate. Energies 2022, 15, 3686. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15103686

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Bahar A, Belhabib S, Guessasma S, Benmahiddine F, Hamami AEA, Belarbi R. Mechanical and Thermal Properties of 3D Printed Polycarbonate. Energies. 2022; 15(10):3686. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15103686

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Bahar, Anis, Sofiane Belhabib, Sofiane Guessasma, Ferhat Benmahiddine, Ameur El Amine Hamami, and Rafik Belarbi. 2022. "Mechanical and Thermal Properties of 3D Printed Polycarbonate" Energies 15, no. 10: 3686. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15103686

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