Advances in Reinforced Polymer Materials for Additive Manufacturing, Product Design, Processing and Their Applications

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Processing and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2024 | Viewed by 1176

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Department of Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Design, Faculty of Engineering, University of Cadiz, Av. Universidad de Cádiz 10, E-11519 Puerto Real-Cadiz, Spain
Interests: produc design; new concepts and creative design; additive manufacturing; customization; augment reality
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Institute for Polymers and Composites (IPC), University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: Additive manufacturing; materials processing; product design; finished quality

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Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, Faculty Engineering, University of Cadiz, Puerto Real, 11519 Cádiz, Spain
Interests: additive manufacturing; product design; customization; sustainability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Reinforced materials for additive manufacturing is a field of research that is currently being studied. Reinforced polymeric materials offer new possibilities for the engineering field in terms of mechanical properties and industrial applications. Thus, advances in the development of solutions with reinforced polymeric materials are a topic of interest that can provide new perspectives. 

In accordance with the above and to disseminate the advances in this field, this Special Issue is dedicated to the latest research on these topics, covering all aspects related to product design with reinforced polymers and, in turn, advances in additive manufacturing and other processes that may be of interest.

With the focus on reinforced polymer product design, potential topics include, among others, the following: 

  • Product design;
  • Reinforced Polymeric materials;
  • Additive manufacturing;
  • Design for additive manufacturing;
  • Processes for product design;
  • Manufacturing of new products with reinforced materials;
  • Methodologies for the implementation of new reinforced polymer processing technologies in society;
  • New concepts;
  • Sustainability;
  • Customization;
  • Finished quality;
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA).

Prof. Dr. Lucía Rodríguez Parada
Dr. Pedro Francisco Mayuet Ares
Dr. Álvaro Sampaio
Dr. Sergio De la Rosa Silva
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Keywords

  • product design
  • concept and creative design
  • additive manufacturing
  • reinforced polymers
  • finished quality
  • dimensional evaluation
  • customization
  • manufacturing process
  • applications of reinforced polymers
  • life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • sustainability
  • methodologies and product design processes

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Effects of Friction Stir Welding on the Mechanical Behaviors of Extrusion-Based Additive Manufactured Polymer Parts
by Jin-Feng Liu, Ying-Guo Zhou, Shu-Jin Chen, Shao-Qiang Ren and Jun Zou
Polymers 2023, 15(15), 3288; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym15153288 - 3 Aug 2023
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The friction stir welding (FSW) of thermoplastic polymers is gradually receiving attention because of its advantages including high efficiency and pollution-free manufacturing. The extrusion-based additive manufacturing (EAM) of polymers has also become one of the main processing methods for thermoplastic parts. In this [...] Read more.
The friction stir welding (FSW) of thermoplastic polymers is gradually receiving attention because of its advantages including high efficiency and pollution-free manufacturing. The extrusion-based additive manufacturing (EAM) of polymers has also become one of the main processing methods for thermoplastic parts. In this paper, a hybrid manufacturing method for the FSW process and EAM technology is proposed and explored. The effects of the FSW process using two different welding tools on the mechanical behaviors of 3D printing polymer parts were compared and investigated and the corresponding mechanism was analyzed. The results show that the appropriate welding tool is beneficial for eliminating the anisotropy and decreasing the porosity of 3D-printed parts. Therefore, the improving effects of the FSW process on the mechanical behaviors of the EAM parts are verified. The mechanism was attributed to the high-speed rotation of the welding tool with the appropriate shape, which can promote the flow of polymer melt in the welding region, leading to the formation of dense structures caused by the entanglement of the molecular chains. This study may provide some assistance in modern industrial manufacturing for the processing of large custom components. Full article
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