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Recent developments in 3D printable composite materials


Kalsoom, U and Nesterenko, PN and Paull, B, Recent developments in 3D printable composite materials, RSC Advances, 6, (65) pp. 60355-60371. ISSN 2046-2069 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI: doi:10.1039/C6RA11334F


3D printing technology is now frequently employed in many areas of research and development. However, a relatively narrow range of 3D printable materials with a limited spectrum of physico-chemical properties still restricts the true potential of this potentially disruptive technology. There is rapidly increasing interest in the improvement and diversification of properties of generic printing materials via the introduction of fillers with unique properties, and/or by blending materials exhibiting different properties to generate high performance composites. 3D printed composites have already been utilised in a wide range of applications, including biomedical, mechanical, electrical, thermal and optically enhanced products. The increasing popularity of 3D printed composites can be attributed to the ability to fabricate complex geometries, low cost production, and other advantages associated with rapid prototyping. This review covers all the recent reports in which the properties of generic 3D printable materials have been modified either by adding nanoparticles, fibers, other polymers, or by a chemical reaction for fabrication of composites with enhanced biometerial, mechanical, electrical, thermal, optical and other properties.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:3D printing, composite materials, applications
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Separation science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Kalsoom, U (Ms Umme Kalsoom)
UTAS Author:Nesterenko, PN (Professor Pavel Nesterenko)
UTAS Author:Paull, B (Professor Brett Paull)
ID Code:109443
Year Published:2016
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP150102608)
Web of Science® Times Cited:176
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2016-06-17
Last Modified:2022-08-22

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