Production of composite materials for 3D printing

Research areas

Description

Nick Birbilis, Adrian Lowe

Three-dimensional printing (also known as additive manufacturing), is really revolutionising many areas of technology. To date, most printed materials are monolithic materials, however the opportunities for composite materials to be printed (inherently, via the printing filament in the printing process itself) are immense. In this project, students will work hands on to produce composite filaments that include fillers for the purposes of conductivity, strength, in addition to function and functionality. 

Goals

Make quality filament for 3D printing. 

Requirements

Student will need to be competent (or at least, confident) with a hands on project.

The student will also need to be willing to learn to use CAD software.

Keywords

materials, composites, polymers, 3d printing, recycling

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