Influence of the addition of 0.5 and 1% in weight of multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) in poly-lactic acid (PLA) for 3D printing

C. Cobos, A. Conejero, O. Fenollar, S. Ferrándiz

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Abstract

This research paper presents the characterization of a nanocomposite of polylactic acid (PLA) and carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) with different percentages of mixture in weight. This thermal characterization determines the influence carbon nanotubes have when those are added into PLA. This last one been used for additive manufacturing (FFF technology).. Once finished the tests, it was observed that the nanocomposite PLA/MWCNTs have a positive application during 3D printing. The extrusion temperatures used in tests were between 177 and 185°C. The parameters given for the SLISER software, obtained a promising result for the application of a PLA / MWCNT nanocomposite into 3D printing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-881
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Volume41
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event8th Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference, MESIC 2019 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 19 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • FFF
  • PLA/MWCNT

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