Effects of carbon fibres on the life cycle assessment of additively manufactured injection moulding inserts for rapid prototyping

Thomas Hofstätter, Niki Bey, Michael Mischkot, Philippe Maurice Stotz, David Bue Pedersen, Guido Tosello, Hans Nørgaard Hansen

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Abstract

A life cycle assessment was conducted to evaluate the global warming potential and human toxicity of injection moulding processes applying newly developed tool inserts produced with vat polymerisation. The inserts were subject to increasing content of carbon fibres to improve their mechanical properties and lifetime. The additively manufactured inserts are compared to the standard materials steel, aluminium and brass. The investigated part of the production and prototyping phase considers the insert itself, the moulded part, and resulting waste material of the injection moulding process.
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 pages5
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
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Fibre-reinforced Polymers
  • Injection Moulding

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