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Design of Multifunctional Composites and Their 3D-Printing Technology

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2024 | Viewed by 2470

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Faculty of Mechanical and Power Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-370 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: traffic engineering; composites; prototyping; food preservation; material characterization; 3D printing; food production; materials; nanomaterials; porous Materials
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Department of Advanced Material Technologies, Faculty of Chemistry, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: encapsulation; biopolymers; hydrogel; solid waste management; sorption; fertilizers; waste; waste management; wastewater treatment; environment;
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Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, recycling plastics has become a crucial environmental and waste management concern. The goal is to reuse them to produce new items through 3D printing. Three-dimensional printing is especially significant due to its low energy consumption, high efficiency, and easy customization as an advanced production technology. Additive manufacturing has a wide range of applications, including biomedical, arts, automotive, and aerospace industries. Each field requires materials with specific requirements for the fabrication of prototypes and functional parts. This Special Issue focuses on recent advances in new materials for additive manufacturing and new composites with characteristic properties for applications in additive manufacturing. Understanding these properties is essential for identifying the potential applications of these materials.

Dr. Beata Anwajler
Prof. Dr. Anna Witek-Krowiak
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Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • polymer composite
  • biopolymer composite
  • physical properties
  • additive manufacturing

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Three-Dimensional Printing of Multifunctional Composites: Fabrication, Applications, and Biodegradability Assessment
by Beata Anwajler and Anna Witek-Krowiak
Materials 2023, 16(24), 7531; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16247531 - 6 Dec 2023
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Additive manufacturing, with its wide range of printable materials, and ability to minimize material usage, reduce labor costs, and minimize waste, has sparked a growing enthusiasm among researchers for the production of advanced multifunctional composites. This review evaluates recent reports on polymer composites [...] Read more.
Additive manufacturing, with its wide range of printable materials, and ability to minimize material usage, reduce labor costs, and minimize waste, has sparked a growing enthusiasm among researchers for the production of advanced multifunctional composites. This review evaluates recent reports on polymer composites used in 3D printing, and their printing techniques, with special emphasis on composites containing different types of additives (inorganic and biomass-derived) that support the structure of the prints. Possible applications for additive 3D printing have also been identified. The biodegradation potential of polymeric biocomposites was analyzed and possible pathways for testing in different environments (aqueous, soil, and compost) were identified, including different methods for evaluating the degree of degradation of samples. Guidelines for future research to ensure environmental safety were also identified. Full article
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