Investigation of digital light processing using fibre-reinforced polymers

Thomas Hofstätter, David Bue Pedersen, Jakob Skov Nielsen, Michael Mischkot, Hans Nørgaard Hansen

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    Literature research shows multiple applications of fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) respectively in fused deposition modelling and gypsum printing influencing the quality of the products in terms of stress and strain resistance as well as flexibility. So far, applications of fibre-reinforced polymers in digital light processing (DLP) are limited. Fibre-reinforced polymer composites were manufactured into test objects using digital light processing. Short fibres were used in an unordered manner. An anisotropic property due to fibre orientation within the material was observed. The importance of fibre length and shape compared to layer thickness has been investigated including concepts to circumvent clustering of the fibres.This research contributes to the implementation of fibre-reinforced polymers in additive manufacturing technologies. Digital light processing allows generation of miniaturized objects with relatively high surface quality compared to other additive manufacturing technologies. This paper aim to move fibre reinforced resin parts one step closer towards mechanically strong production-quality components.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of euspen’s 16th International Conference & Exhibition
    Number of pages2
    Publication date2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event16th euspen International Conference & Exhibition - East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Duration: 30 May 20163 Jun 2016
    Conference number: 16


    Conference16th euspen International Conference & Exhibition
    LocationEast Midlands Conference Centre
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Internet address


    • Additive Manufacturing Technologies
    • Digital Light Processing
    • Fibre-reinforced Polymers
    • Surface Quality


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