Utilizing Fused Deposition Modeling Techniques in Composite Processing

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  • Christian Doppler Laboratory for High Efficient Composite Processing


In this paper a novel method to apply binder onto fabrics is introduced. Therefore, 3D-Printing technology namely Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is used to apply a thin melt strand onto a textile. The FDM technology uses an extruder which conveys a thermoplastic filament into a hollow cylinder. At the end of this cylinder a heated nozzle is situated. This so called Hot End delivers the melt strand on the textiles surface in predefined patterns. Those textile sheets are then stacked, preheated and compacted to a preform. Subsequently the preforms are infiltrated to investigate filling behavior. Therefore this study utilized a fully automated optical permeameter. Selected results for proof of principal are presented in this paper.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Polymer Processing Society Conference
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2015