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Volume 237, 20182018 3rd International Conference on Design, Mechanical and Material Engineering (D2ME 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Chapter 2: Material Engineering|
|Published online||26 November 2018|
Polymer Composite Manufacturing by FDM 3D Printing Technology
1 Institute of Basic Technical Sciences, Faculty of Marine Engineering, Maritime University of Szczecin, ul. Waly Chrobrego 1-2, 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
2 Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Al. Piastów 19, 70-310 Szczecin, Poland
3 Institute of Materials Technology, Faculty of of Machine Construction and Management, Poznan University of Technology ul. Piotrowo 3, 60-965 Poznan
4 Maritime Risk Analisis Center, , Faculty of Navigation, Maritime University of Szczecin ul. Waly Chrobrego 1-2, 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
3D printing technology was developed nearly 30 years ago. One of its characteristics is that instead of removing materials, 3D printing creates 3D elements directly from CAD models, adding one layer of material on another. This offers a beneficial capability of making complex elements in terms of shape and materials, impossible to be manufactured by traditional methods. Owing to intensive research in recent years, considerable progress has been achieved in the development and commercialisation of new innovative processes of 3D printing by fused deposition modeling (FDM), including printing of composite materials. The study outlines the main methods of creating polymer composite structures using FDM technology.
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