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Polymers for 3D Printing and Customized Additive Manufacturing
Author : Samuel Clark Ligon,Robert Liska,Jürgen Stampfl,Rolf Mülhaupt
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2017
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 329 pages

3D Industrial Printing with Polymers
Author : Johannes Karl Fink
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2018-11-30
ISBN 10 : 1119555310
Pages : 342 pages

3D industrial printing has become mainstream in manufacturing. This unique book is the first to focus on polymers as the printing material. The scientific literature with respect to 3D printing is collated in this monograph. The book opens with a chapter on foundational issues such and presents a broad overview of 3D printing procedures and the materials used therein. In particular, the methods of 3d printing are discussed and the polymers and composites used for 3d printing are detailed. The book details the main fields of applications areas which include electric and magnetic uses, medical applications, and pharmaceutical applications. Electric and magnetic uses include electronic materials, actuators, piezoelectric materials, antennas, batteries and fuel cells. Medical applications are organ manufacturing, bone repair materials, drug-eluting coronary stents, and dental applications. The pharmaceutical applications are composite tablets, transdermal drug delivery, and patient-specific liquid capsules. A special chapter deals with the growing aircraft and automotive uses for 3D printing, such as with manufacturing of aircraft parts and aircraft cabins. In the field of cars, 3D printing is gaining importance for automotive parts (brake components, drives), for the fabrication of automotive repair systems, and even 3D printed vehicles.

Polymers for 3D Printing
Author : Joanna Izdebska-Podsiadly
Publisher : William Andrew
Release Date : 2021-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9780128183113
Pages : 400 pages

Polymers for 3D Printing: Methods, Properties, and Characteristics provides a detailed guide to polymers for 3D printing, bridging the gap between research and practice, and enabling engineers, technicians and designers to utilise and implement this technology for their products or applications. Presents the properties, attributes, and potential applications of the polymeric materials used in 3D printing Analyses and compares the available methods for 3D printing, with an emphasis on the latest cutting-edge technologies Enables the reader to select and implement the correct 3D printing technology, according to polymer properties or product requirements

3D and 4D Printing of Polymer Nanocomposite Materials
Author : Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni,Kalim Deshmukh,Mariam AlAli AlMaadeed
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2019-10-11
ISBN 10 : 0128173025
Pages : 592 pages

3D and 4D Printing of Polymer Nanocomposite Materials: Processing, Applications, and Challenges covers advanced 3D and 4D printing processes and the latest developments in novel polymer-based printing materials, thus enabling the reader to understand and benefit from the advantages of this groundbreaking technology. The book presents processes, materials selection, and printability issues, along with sections on the preparation of polymer composite materials for 3D and 4D printing. Across the book, advanced printing techniques are covered and discussed thoroughly, including fused deposition modeling (FDM), selective laser sintering (SLS), selective laser melting (SLM), electron beam melting (EBM), inkjet 3D printing (3DP), stereolithography (SLA), and 3D plotting. Finally, major applications areas are discussed, including electronic, aerospace, construction and biomedical applications, with detailed information on the design, fabrication and processing methods required in each case. Provides a thorough, clear understanding of polymer preparation techniques and 3D and 4D printing processes, with a view to specific applications Examines synthesis, formation methodology, the dispersion of fillers, characterization, properties, and performance of polymer nanocomposites Explores the possibilities of 4D printing, covering the usage of stimuli responsive hydrogels and shape memory polymers

Novel Nanomaterials
Author : George Kyzas,Athanasios C. Mitropoulos
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date : 2018-04-18
ISBN 10 : 1789230888
Pages : 370 pages

"Nanomaterials" is a special topic of recent research and is a milestone of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Nanoscale materials are a series of substances/compounds, in which at least one dimension has smaller size than 100 nm. Nanomaterials have a broad area of development, which is growing rapidly day by day. Their impact on commercial applications as well as on the respective academia and education is huge. The basic points of this book can be divided into synthesis of nanomaterials and their applications. For example, special mention is about metal-oxide nanostructures, nanocomposites, and polymeric nanomaterials. Also, synthesis, characterizations, various processes, fabrications and some promising applications are also developed and analyzed.

Printing Polymers
Author : Curtis Barr,Daniel Vennerberg
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date : 2018-04-22
ISBN 10 : 9781986325516
Pages : 238 pages

Polymer science and engineering are exciting fields that most people take for granted. Stop and think for a moment about all of the polymers that we use on a daily basis and everything that goes into their design. Packages and kitchenware need to be food safe, while engine components need to withstand swings in temperature from a cold winter night to the heat of a running engine. Nylon webbing must absorb impacts to keep a climber safe. Now, with the widespread adoption of 3D printing, anyone can design and build polymer parts to solve a problem in their home, create a toy or even build a business. However, we have observed that students and 3D printing enthusiasts do not have access to the knowledge and materials that are commonplace in industrial polymer manufacturing operations. Further, we believe that 3D printing can be used as a gateway to introduce a new generation of Materials Scientists and Engineers to key materials, design and testing concepts. This book introduces fundamental relationships between materials, processing and properties. Through practical examples, we show you how these principles can help you select the best materials, optimize your designs and test your 3D printed parts.

3D Printing of Pharmaceuticals
Author : Abdul W. Basit,Simon Gaisford
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2018-08-06
ISBN 10 : 3319907557
Pages : 240 pages

3D printing is forecast to revolutionise the pharmaceutical sector, changing the face of medicine development, manufacture and use. Potential applications range from pre-clinical drug development and dosage form design through to the fabrication of functionalised implants and regenerative medicine. Within clinical pharmacy practice, printing technologies may finally lead to the concept of personalised medicines becoming a reality. This volume aims to be the definitive resource for anyone thinking of developing or using 3D printing technologies in the pharmaceutical sector, with a strong focus on the translation of printing technologies to a clinical setting. This text brings together leading experts to provide extensive information on an array of 3D printing techniques, reviewing the current printing technologies in the pharmaceutical manufacturing supply chain, in particular, highlighting the state-of-the-art applications in medicine and discussing modern drug product manufacture from a regulatory perspective. This book is a highly valuable resource for a range of demographics, including academic researchers and the pharmaceutical industry, providing a comprehensive inventory detailing the current and future applications of 3D printing in pharmaceuticals. Abdul W. Basit is Professor of Pharmaceutics at the UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London. Abdul’s research sits at the interface between pharmaceutical science and gastroenterology, forging links between basic science and clinical outcomes. He leads a large and multidisciplinary research group, and the goal of his work is to further the understanding of gastrointestinal physiology by fundamental research. So far, this knowledge has been translated into the design of new technologies and improved disease treatments, many of which are currently in late-stage clinical trials. He has published over 350 papers, book chapters and abstracts and delivered more than 250 invited research presentations. Abdul is also a serial entrepreneur and has filed 25 patents and founded 3 pharmaceutical companies (Kuecept, Intract Pharma, FabRx). Abdul is a frequent speaker at international conferences, serves as a consultant to many pharmaceutical companies and is on the advisory boards of scientific journals, healthcare organisations and charitable bodies. He is the European Editor of the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. Abdul was the recipient of the Young Investigator Award in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and is the only non-North American scientist to receive this award. He was also the recipient of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (APS) award. Simon Gaisford holds a Chair in Pharmaceutics and is Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics at the UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London. He has published 110 papers, 8 book chapters and 4 authored books. His research is focused on novel technologies for manufacturing medicines, particularly using ink-jet printing and 3D printing, and he is an expert in the physico-chemical characterisation of compounds and formulations with thermal methods and calorimetry.

3D Printing with Biomaterials
Author : A.J.M. van Wijk,I. van Wijk
Publisher : IOS Press
Release Date : 2015-01-15
ISBN 10 : 1614994862
Pages : 86 pages

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing, manufacturing a product layer by layer, offers large design freedom and faster product development cycles, as well as low startup cost of production, on-demand production and local production. In principle, any product could be made by additive manufacturing. Even food and living organic cells can be printed. We can create, design and manufacture what we want at the location we want. 3D printing will create a revolution in manufacturing, a real paradigm change. 3D printing holds the promise to manufacture with less waste and energy. We can print metals, ceramics, sand, synthetic materials such as plastics, food or living cells. However, the production of plastics is nowadays based on fossil fuels. And that’s where we witness a paradigm change too. The production of these synthetic materials can be based also on biomaterials with biomass as feedstock. A wealth of new and innovative products are emerging when we combine these two paradigm changes: 3D printing and biomaterials. Moreover, the combination of 3D printing with biomaterials holds the promise to realize a truly sustainable and circular economy.

Photocurable Polymers for 3d Printing
Author : Zaid Alashqar
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2020
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 113 pages

Additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, and 3D printing are three interchangeable terms that describe creating layers upon layers to form an object from a computer aided design (CAD). Additive manufacturing (AM) has a direct and positive effect on manufacturing due to its ability to shorten supply chains and continually improve manufacturing processes [1]. In recent years, the shift towards additive manufacturing has increased due to its cost effectiveness and ability to produce tailored products at a higher rate [2]. In addition, the ability for additive manufacturing to carry on without the need for cutting tools and coolants gives an advantage for AM over traditional manufacturing methods. However, there are many limitations keeping AM from being used as a primary method in produce final parts and assemblies in various industries. Limitations such as the lack of repeatability in the printed objects, the need for post processing and the high cost and limitation of raw materials. Therefore, the limitations in materials need to be addressed and a new, environmentally friendly material needs to be developed for photolithography. The objective of this thesis is to develop a novel, biomedically relevant resins suitable for photolithography 3D printing. To do that, stereolithography and digital light processing were studied and compared. The effect of printing parameters and post processing times on the properties of the final objects was investigated for both techniques to help further understand the concept of photolithography. After that, four resin formulations with various molar ratios were used to develop photocurable raw material for 3D printing. The results showed that the structural and thermal properties of the final printed object can be enhanced as a result of decreasing the layer height and increasing the time of post processing. Furthermore, photocurable resins were developed and cured in a UV curing chamber. The results showed a high degree of curing and percent yield for the developed resins.

Printing on Polymers
Author : Joanna Izdebska,Sabu Thomas
Publisher : William Andrew
Release Date : 2015-09-24
ISBN 10 : 0323375006
Pages : 444 pages

Printing on Polymers: Fundamentals and Applications is the first authoritative reference covering the most important developments in the field of printing on polymers, their composites, nanocomposites, and gels. The book examines the current state-of-the-art and new challenges in the formulation of inks, surface activation of polymer surfaces, and various methods of printing. The book equips engineers and materials scientists with the tools required to select the correct method, assess the quality of the result, reduce costs, and keep up-to-date with regulations and environmental concerns. Choosing the correct way of decorating a particular polymer is an important part of the production process. Although printing on polymeric substrates can have desired positive effects, there can be problems associated with various decorating techniques. Physical, chemical, and thermal interactions can cause problems, such as cracking, peeling, or dulling. Safety, environmental sustainability, and cost are also significant factors which need to be considered. With contributions from leading researchers from industry, academia, and private research institutions, this book serves as a one-stop reference for this field—from print ink manufacture to polymer surface modification and characterization; and from printing methods to applications and end-of-life issues. Enables engineers to select the correct decoration method for each material and application, assess print quality, and reduce costs Increases familiarity with the terminology, tests, processes, techniques, and regulations of printing on plastic, which reduces the risk of adverse reactions, such as cracking, peeling, or dulling of the print Addresses the issues of environmental impact and cost when printing on polymeric substrates Features contributions from leading researchers from industry, academia, and private research institutions

Polymer-Based Additive Manufacturing
Author : Declan M. Devine
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2019-11-15
ISBN 10 : 3030245322
Pages : 277 pages

This book aims to give readers a basic understanding of commonly used additive manufacturing techniques as well as the tools to fully utilise the strengths of additive manufacturing through the modelling and design phase all the way through to post processing. Guidelines for 3D-printed biomedical implants are also provided. Current biomedical applications of 3D printing are discussed, including indirect applications in the rapid manufacture of prototype tooling and direct applications in the orthopaedics, cardiovascular, drug delivery, ear-nose-throat, and tissue engineering fields. Polymer-Based Additive Manufacturing: Biomedical Applications is an ideal resource for students, researchers, and those working in industry seeking to better understand the medical applications of additive manufacturing.

Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene
Author : Kazuyoshi Tanaka,S. Iijima
Publisher : Newnes
Release Date : 2014-07-10
ISBN 10 : 0080982689
Pages : 458 pages

Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene is a timely second edition of the original Science and Technology of Carbon Nanotubes. Updated to include expanded coverage of the preparation, purification, structural characterization, and common application areas of single- and multi-walled CNT structures, this work compares, contrasts, and, where appropriate, unitizes CNT to graphene. This much expanded second edition reference supports knowledge discovery, production of impactful carbon research, encourages transition between research fields, and aids the formation of emergent applications. New chapters encompass recent developments in the theoretical treatments of electronic and vibrational structures, and magnetic, optical, and electrical solid-state properties, providing a vital base to research. Current and potential applications of both materials, including the prospect for large-scale synthesis of graphene, biological structures, and flexible electronics, are also critically discussed. Updated discussion of properties, structure, and morphology of biological and flexible electronic applications aids fundamental knowledge discovery Innovative parallel focus on nanotubes and graphene enables you to learn from the successes and failures of, respectively, mature and emergent partner research disciplines High-quality figures and tables on physical and mathematical applications expertly summarize key information – essential if you need quick, critically relevant data