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Direct digital manufacturing of nanocomposites

Mohan, S. D., Nazhipkyzy, M., Carreira, P., Santos, C., Davis, F. J., Mateus, A. and Mitchell, G. R. (2019) Direct digital manufacturing of nanocomposites. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 890. pp. 92-97. ISSN 1662-7482

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To link to this item DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.890.92

Abstract/Summary

Additive manufacturing has surged in popularity as a route to designing and preparing functional parts. Depending on the parts function, certain attributes such as high mechanical performances may be desired. We develop a route for improving the mechanical properties of polymer devices, fabricated through additive manufacturing by combining electrospinning and stereo-lithography into one automated process. This process utilises the impressive mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes by encapsulating and aligning them in electrospun fibres. Composite fibres will be incorporated into polymer resins prepared with stereo-lithography, thereby providing resins that benefit from the composite fibres properties, enhancing their overall mechanical properties.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:87666
Publisher:Trans Tech Publications

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