Challenges and opportunities of fibre-reinforced polymers in additive manufacturing with focus on industrial applications

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Abstract

Functional parts made by additive manufacturing of polymers have entered the area of industrial applications in recent years providing a wide range of materials with various mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. These additive manufacturing processes can be combined with known fibre-reinforcements applying modified material parameters with the use of fibre-reinforced polymers.
An increase of tensile strength and Young’s modulus result from the application of short fibres in a polymer matrix opening up perspectives for a variety of industrial applications such as injection moulding, biomedical engineering, aerospace, racing, and train technology. A literature survey was conducted in order to identify challenges and opportunities in these fields.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Joint Special Interest Group meeting between euspen and ASPE : Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing
Number of pages4
PublisherThe European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Eventeuspen and ASPE Special Interest Group Meeting: Additive Manufacturing: Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish from Additive Manufacturing - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 10 Oct 201711 Oct 2017

Conference

Conferenceeuspen and ASPE Special Interest Group Meeting: Additive Manufacturing
LocationKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period10/10/201711/10/2017

Keywords

  • Additive Manufacturing Technology
  • Review
  • Fibre-reinforced Polymers
  • Industrial Applications

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