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The Use of Composite Materials in 3D Printing

Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture and UdR-Catania Consorzio INSTM, University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
J. Compos. Sci. 2020, 4(2), 42; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs4020042
Received: 1 April 2020 / Revised: 14 April 2020 / Accepted: 20 April 2020 / Published: 22 April 2020
Nowadays, all production, from the smallest ones to large companies, and research activities are affected by the use of 3D printing technology. The major limitation, in order to cover as many fields of application as possible, is represented by the set of 3D printable materials and their limited spectrum of physico-chemical properties. To expand this spectrum and employ the 3D-printed objects in areas such as biomedical, mechanical, electronical and so on, the introduction of fibers or particles in a polymer matrix has been widely studied and applied. In this review, all those studies that proposed modified polymer presenting advantages associated with rapid prototyping are reported. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymer composites; 3D printing; fused deposition modelling; additive manufacturing; fibers; particles polymer composites; 3D printing; fused deposition modelling; additive manufacturing; fibers; particles
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