Characterization of novel materials for fused filament fabrication

2021-6-24
AL-DUAIS, ABDULLAH ABDULRAHMAN NAJI
Fused filament fabrication (FFF) is a polymer additive manufacturing technology that is suitable for a wide range of applications due to its low cost and ease of use. This thesis investigated two types of novel materials for FFF use. First, a foaming PLA filament is considered and the mechanical properties of 3D printed specimens using this filament is characterized. The results show that the strength, modulus and density of the foaming PLA can be tuned over a wide range of values by varying FFF process parameters. The second part of the thesis explored the synthesis of ABS-fly ash composite filaments. 3D printing of this composite is successfully demonstrated and the mechanical properties are characterized.

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Citation Formats
A. A. N. AL-DUAIS, “Characterization of novel materials for fused filament fabrication,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.