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The exploitation of polymer based nanocomposites for additive manufacturing: a prospective review

Khan, I., Kamma-Lorger, C. S., Mohan, S. D., Mateus, A. and Mitchell, G. R. (2019) The exploitation of polymer based nanocomposites for additive manufacturing: a prospective review. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 890. pp. 113-145. ISSN 1662-7482

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Additive manufacturing (AM) is a well-known technology for making real three dimensional objects, based on metal, ceramic and plastic material used for various applications. The aim of this review is to explore and offer an insight in to the state of the art polymer based nanocomposites in to additive manufacturing applications. In context to this, the developing efforts and trends in nanocomposites development particularly for additive manufacturing processes were studied and summed up. The scope and limitations of nanocomposites into Stereolithography, selective laser sintering and fused deposition modeling was explored and highlighted. The review highlights widely accepted nanoparticles for range of applications including mechanical, electrical, flame retardance and crossing over into more biological with the use of polymer matrices. Acquisition of functional parts with limitations in regard to printing is highlighted. Overall, the review highlights successes, limitations and opportunities that the union of AM and polymer based nanocomposites can bring to science and technology.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:87655
Publisher:Trans Tech Publications


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