Structure and Properties of Additive Manufactured Polymer Components

Structure and Properties of Additive Manufactured Polymer Components

1st Edition - June 18, 2020

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  • Editors: Klaus Friedrich, Rolf Walter
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128196830
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128195352

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Structure and Properties of Additive Manufactured Polymer Components provides a state-of-the-art review from leading experts in the field who discuss key developments that have appeared over the last decade or so regarding the use of additive manufacturing (AM) methods in the production of neat and reinforced polymeric components. A major focus is given to materials science aspects, i.e., how the quality of the polymer preforms, the parameters of the chosen AM method, and how these factors can affect the microstructure and properties of the final product. The book not only covers production technologies and the relationship between processing, microstructure and fundamental properties of the produced parts, but also gives readers ideas on the use of AM polymer parts in medicine, automotive, aerospace, tribology, electronics, and more.

Key Features

  • Focuses on industrial aspects and applications
  • Dedicated purely to recent advances in polymer composite additive manufacturing
  • Emphasizes processing, structure and property relationships


Academic researchers and industrial engineers working with the manufacture of polymer components

Table of Contents

  • Structure and Properties of Additive Manufactured Polymer Components

    1. Introduction

    1. Additive Manufacturing Technologies for Polymer/Composite Components: State of the Art and Future Trends

    Julien Gardan Sr.

    2. Development of new nanocomposites for 3D printing applications

    Alessandro Pegoretti

    2. Frequently Used Additive Manufacturing Process Categories

    2.1 General Aspects

    3. Effect of 3D Printing Conditions on the Micro-and Macro-Structure and Properties of High Performance Thermoplastic Composites

    Vlastimil Kunc

    4. Additive Manufacturing of Polymer Nanocomposites with Low Graphene Loading: Structure Related Multifunctional Properties

    Mehrdad Ghasemi Nejhad

    5. Simulation of Additive Manufacturing Process, Properties and Parts of Fiber Reinforced Polymers

    Issam Doghri

    2.2 Powder Bed Fusion (in particular: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS))

    6. Powder Quality and Electrical Conductivity of Selective Laser Sintered Polymer Composite Components

    Hesheng Xia

    2.3 Material Extrusion (in particular: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF))

    2.3.1 Particulate and Short Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

    7. Extrusion Deposition Additive Manufacturing with Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Polymers

    R. Byron Pipes, Eduardo Barocio, Bastian Brenken, Anthony Favaloro and Michael Bogdanor

    8. Quality of Polymeric Tribocompound Powders and its Influence on Microstructure and Mechanical/Tribological Behavior of 3D Manufactured Parts.

    Sergey V. Panin

    9. Influence of Filament Quality, Structure and Processing Parameters on the Properties of Fused Filament Fabricated Short Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics

    Rolf Walter

    10. Influence of Filament Quality and Processing Parameters on Structure and Properties of Polymer Composite Components Used in the Fields of Automotive

    Xia Gao and Ning YU

    2.3.2 Continuous Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

    11. Printing of Three-dimensional Polymer Composite Structures with Continuous Fiber Reinforcement

    Matthias Domm

    12. On Structure-Mechanical and Tribological Property-Relationships of Additive Manufactured Carbon Fiber/Polymer Composites

    Lin Ye

    2.4 Material Jetting (in particular: Droplet Ink Writing (DIW))

    13. Direct Ink Writing of Polymers and their Composites, and Related Applications

    Xiaolong Wang

    14 .Material Aspects during Additive Manufacturing of Cellulose Composites

    Sabu Thomas and Blessy Joseph

Product details

  • No. of pages: 458
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2020
  • Published: June 18, 2020
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128196830
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128195352

About the Editors

Klaus Friedrich

Klaus Friedrich is an Emeritus Professor at the Institute for Composite Materials (IVW GmbH), Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He is an editorial board member of several key journals in the area, including Composites Science and Technology, Tribology International, and J. Material Science. He also contributes to international committees and conferences related to composite materials and has received numerous awards and honors throughout his prolific research career.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, Institute for Composite Materials (IVW GmbH), Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Rolf Walter

Rolf Walter graduated from the Department of Materials Science (1983) and from the Department of Electrical Engineering (1980) of the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück, Germany. He worked as a Research Engineer from 1983 to 1990 in the Polymer Composites Group of the Technical University of Hamburg, Prof. J. Petermann and Prof. K. Friedrich. In 1990 he became member of the materials science research staff of the Institute of Composite Materials (IVW GmbH) at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, under the guidance of Prof. K. Friedrich and Prof. M. Neitzel, and later of Prof. U. Breuer. His scientific and working experience includes (a) the creation of newly developed high performance thermoplastic compounds by twin screw extrusion and further processing by injection molding, (b) the investigation of materials behavior under fatigue, impact and wear loading, (c) the determination of failure mechanisms by microscopic and analytical methods, and (d) the internal coordination and design of self-built testing machines. Rolf Walter has published several papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings. His present position is the head of the thermoplastic processing and additive manufacturing group of IVW’s materials science division.

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratory Engineer, Institute for Composite Materials (IVW GmbH), Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

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  • PNadrag Thu Jun 18 2020

    Book to design and manufactrure by 3D Printing

    A very useful book to design and manufacture polymeric parts.