Highly-filled Polymers for Fused Filament Fabrication

Joamin Gonzalez-Gutierrez, Santiago Cano Cano, Stephan Schuschnigg, Clemens Holzer, Christian Kukla

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Highly-filled polymers can be used to manufacture indirectly metal and ceramic components via fused filament fabrication (FFF). For this, special binder formulations are needed. Researchers at Montanuniversitaet have developed special blends of polymers, which allow the fabrication of parts made out of stainless steel, titanium, zirconia and recycled NdFeB. This technique also allows the fabrication of multi-material parts; this has been demonstrated by printing, debinding and sintering parts with layers of zirconia and steel. It has been observed that changing the particle type and content greatly affect the tensile properties of the filaments made with highly-filled polymers and as such the handling of the filaments and the parameters for the FFF process have to be adjusted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27. Leobener Kunststoff-Kolloquium: Print & Coat- Polymere in Druck- und Beschichtungstechnologien
EditorsWolfgang Kern
Place of PublicationLeoben
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2018
Event27. Leobener Kunststoff-Kolloquium: Print & Coat - Polymere in Druck- und Beschichtungstechnologien - Auditorium Maximum der Montanuniversität Leoben, Leoben, Austria
Duration: 19 Apr 201820 Apr 2018
Conference number: 27


Conference27. Leobener Kunststoff-Kolloquium
Abbreviated titleLKK
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  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Fused Filament Fabrication
  • Metal powders
  • ceramic powders
  • Multi-Material Design
  • Polymer
  • highly filled polymer

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