Distribution and Orientation of Carbon Fibers in Polylactic Acid Parts Produced by Fused Deposition Modeling

Thomas Hofstätter, Ingomar W. Gutmann, Thomas Koch, David Bue Pedersen, Guido Tosello, Gertraud Heinz, Hans Nørgaard Hansen

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    The aim of this paper is the understanding of the fiber orientation by investigations in respect to the inner configuration of a polylactic acid matrix reinforced with short carbon fibers after a fused deposition modeling extrusion process. The final parts were analyzed by X-ray, tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging allowing a resolved orientation of the fibers and distribution within the part. The research contributes to the understanding of the fiber orientation and fiber reinforcement of fused deposition modeling parts in additive manufacturing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of ASPE Summer Topical Meeting 2016 : Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing
    Number of pages6
    PublisherASPE – The American Society for Precision Engineering
    Publication date2016
    ISBN (Electronic)9781887706711
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventASPE Summer Topical Meeting 2016 - Marriott Raleigh City Center, Raleigh, United States
    Duration: 27 Jun 201630 Jun 2016


    ConferenceASPE Summer Topical Meeting 2016
    LocationMarriott Raleigh City Center
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Internet address


    • Additive Manufacturing Technology
    • Fused Deposition Modeling
    • Biomaterials
    • Fiber- Reinforced Polymers
    • Carbon Fibers


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