In the frame of the current industrial revolution, the role of functional materials processed by additive layer manufacturing (ALM) is essential, aiming to the realization of smart products. Polymers and their composites are the best candidates to realize functional materials due to their intrinsic versatibility and processability via ALM to obtain components with innovative designs. Such designs can be applied in aerospace, automotive, civil and mechanical engineering, medical and biotechnology industries, in microsystems, i.e. in various aspects of Industry 4.0, but also for individualized sports and consumer goods. This collection is focused on recent progress in functional polymeric materials ALM-related research. The scope includes theoretical, numerical, and experimental investigations from basic principles to practical applications.
Suggested topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Simulation, Modeling and Theory of polymer-related ALM
- New materials for SLS, SLA and FDM
- Materials with advanced mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical properties
- Sustainable and biobased polymer-based composites for ALM
- Surface finishing and post-processing of polymer-related ALM
- In-situ monitoring of polymer-related ALM, -Smart and fucntional polymers processed by ALM
- Influence of printing parameters on the final properties
- 4D printing of polymers and composites
Francesca Nanni, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Jean-Francois Gerard, Université de Lyon / INSA Lyon / CNRS UMR 5223, France
Brigitte Voit, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Dresden, Germany
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