Polymeric Materials in 3D Printing

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2024 | Viewed by 1511

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RNANO Lab-Research Lab of Advanced, Composite, Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, GR-15780 Zographos, Athens, Greece
Interests: polymers nanocomposites; carbon based materials; advanced composite materials; nanocomposites; nanoindentation; nanomechanics
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Dear Colleagues,

The field of additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, has evolved significantly over time, reshaping material paradigms. The global prominence of AM highlights the significance of this Special Issue, uniting cross-disciplinary fields to navigate current needs and empower innovation. This Issue features state-of-the-art reviews and pioneering research on innovative AM materials, including composites, polymers, and conductive, magnetic, and smart materials, as well as materials for biomedical applications. Contributions concerning new AM technologies and process optimization, material design for AM, and characterization of AM parts are welcome. In this Special Issue, materials engineered for next-generation AM applications are explored, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Novel materials tailored for AM;
  • Advancements in AM processes;
  • New applications of AM;
  • Specialized characterization techniques;
  • Establishment of quality control protocols.

Prof. Dr. Costas Charitidis
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • additive manufacturing
  • 3D printing
  • smart materials
  • biomaterials
  • nanomaterials
  • composites

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High-Density Polyethylene/Carbon Black Composites in Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing: Conductivity, Thermal, Rheological, and Mechanical Responses
Polymers 2023, 15(24), 4717; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym15244717 - 15 Dec 2023
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Abstract
High-density polyethylene polymer (HDPE) and carbon black (CB) were utilized to create HDPE/CB composites with different filler concentrations (0.0, 2.0, 4.0, 6.0, 8.0, 10.0, 16.0, 20.0, and 24.0 wt.%). The composites were extruded into filaments, which were then utilized to fabricate 3D-printed specimens [...] Read more.
High-density polyethylene polymer (HDPE) and carbon black (CB) were utilized to create HDPE/CB composites with different filler concentrations (0.0, 2.0, 4.0, 6.0, 8.0, 10.0, 16.0, 20.0, and 24.0 wt.%). The composites were extruded into filaments, which were then utilized to fabricate 3D-printed specimens with the material extrusion (MEX) method, suitable for a variety of standard mechanical tests. The electrical conductivity was investigated. Furthermore, thermogravimetric analysis and differential scanning calorimetry were carried out for all the HDPE/CB composites and pure HDPE. Scanning electron microscopy in different magnifications was performed on the specimens’ fracture and side surfaces to investigate the morphological characteristics. Rheological tests and Raman spectroscopy were also performed. Eleven different tests in total were performed to fully characterize the composites and reveal connections between their various properties. HDPE/CB 20.0 wt.% showed the greatest reinforcement results in relation to pure HDPE. Such composites are novel in the MEX 3D printing method. The addition of the CB filler greatly enhanced the performance of the popular HDPE polymer, expanding its applications. Full article
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