Special Issue "Specialty Polymers for Additive Manufacturing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: additive manufacturing (AM); particle technology; comminution; emulsification; bulk solids
Additive manufacturing (AM) summarizes different technologies that allow for the manufacture of functional parts without shaping tools from viscous, powdery or layered material systems. In recent years, a vast rising interest in AM is notable, as these manufacturing methods allow for the production of complex and individualized parts with novel functionalities. With respect to the AM of polymers, powder bed fusion (PBF) in particular, often referred to as laser sintering (LS) or selective laser sintering (SLS), as well as fused deposition modeling (FDM) and stereo lithography (SLA) are promising. A current drawback limiting the use of AM-produced parts is the limited choice of (commercially) available polymer materials: For example, in powder bed fusion of polymers, more than 90 percent of the market share by now is made up of polyamide powders, mostly polyamide 12.
This Special Issue calls for papers that report on the development (production and functionalization) and characterization of novel specialty (‘non-standard’) polymer materials for the aforementioned AM processes (and variants), such as novel resin systems, high-temperature thermoplasts, biopolymers, polymer blends or filled polymers. Of course, contributions that also report on the AM processability of these novel polymer materials, part characterization, or the application of the produced parts are highly welcome.
Dr. Jochen Schmidt
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- development, characterization and processing of novel materials for powder bed fusion (PBF) of polymers
- laser sintering (LS)
- selective laser sintering (SLS)
- fused deposition modeling (FDM)
- stereo lithography (SLA)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Ihsan Murat Kusoglu1, Bilal Gökce1, Stephan Barcikowski1
(1) Technical Chemistry I, Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany