Integration of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers in a Life Cycle Assessment of Injection Molding Process Chains with Additive Manufacturing

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

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    Abstract

    Additive manufacturing technologies applied to injection molding process chain have acquired an increasingly important role in the context of tool inserts production, especially by vat polymerization. Despite the decreased lifetime during their use in the injection molding process, the inserts come with improvements in terms of production time, costs, exibility, as well as potentially improved environmental performance as compared to conventional materials in a life cycle perspective.This contribution supports the development of additively manufactured injection molding inserts with the use of fiber-reinforced vat polymerization technology. The life cycle assessment of the prototyping process chain for rapid prototyping with high exibility provides a base for industrial applications in injection molding.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIndustrializing Additive Manufacturing - Proceedings of Additive Manufacturing in Products and Applications - AMPA2017
    EditorsM. Meboldt, C. Klahn
    PublisherSpringer
    Publication date2017
    Pages287-295
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-66866-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event2017 International Conference on Additive Manufacturing in Products and Applications (AMPA 2017) - Zürich, Switzerland
    Duration: 13 Sep 201715 Sep 2017

    Conference

    Conference2017 International Conference on Additive Manufacturing in Products and Applications (AMPA 2017)
    Country/TerritorySwitzerland
    CityZürich
    Period13/09/201715/09/2017

    Keywords

    • Fiber-reinforced Polymers
    • Life Cycle Assessment
    • Additive Manufacturing
    • Injection Molding
    • Process Chains

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