Special Issue "New Materials and Approaches in Polymer Additive Manufacturing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021) | Viewed by 12387
Interests: material extrusion additive manufacturing; reactive extrusion; polymer processing; melt and electrospinning; biomaterials; surface modification
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Interests: material extrusion additive manufacturing; fiber reinforced polymer composites; fracture mechanics; mechanical testing and evaluation; experimental mechanics; thermomechanical evaluation of polymers
The applications of additive manufacturing (AM), or the layer-by-layer building process, are extensive. Pre-production models, end-use automotive parts, art and medical implants are some of the areas in which AM parts are being used. While AM offers many advantages over traditional manufacturing, several disadvantages including slow build rates, poor mechanical properties for plastic parts in particular, and a lack of industry standards for testing and evaluating the limits of the widespread use of the technology. New methods for processing and post-processing and new materials are needed to improve the quality of 3D-printed parts and the range of mechanical properties achievable. This Special Issue focuses on polymer-based additive manufacturing techniques such fused filament fabrication, selective laser sintering, vat polymerization, material jetting and paste extrusion. In particular, it is aimed at publishing cutting-edge original research and review papers on the latest advances in new materials and approaches in polymer additive manufacturing. The topic themes include polymer AM feedstock development, composite and complex feedstocks, multi-material printing, in-situ and post-processing techniques to improve polymer welding/part strength, structure–property relationships, new approaches/technologies for 3D-printing polymers, characterization techniques, and process modeling.
Dr. Nicole Zander
Dr. Kevin Hart
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- additive manufacturing
- 3D printing
- process modeling