Additive Manufacturing: A New Paradigm For Material Innovation

materials, design, fabrication, mechanics and modeling, and applications

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(1) Materials

- 3D printing with 0D/1D/2D materials

Patent applied

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- 3D printing of polymers

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- 3D printing of ceramics and metals

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- 3D printing of carbon

Patented technology

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- 3D printing of carbon nanomaterial/thermosetting composite
We can control carbon nanomaterials with the highest degree of orientation in 3D printed composite to achieve the best mechanical and thermal performance.
We can precisely control geometry of nanocomposite from 2D to 3D shapes from centimeter to meter scale.
We can make nanocomposites with the highest nanomaterial volume fraction.
We can make nanocomposites with commercial available high-performance (aerospace-grade) thermoset resins.

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- 3D printing of continuous carbon fiber/thermosetting composite

  • B. Shi, Y. Shang, P. Zhang, A.P. Cuadros, J. Qu, B. Sun, B. Gu, T.-W. Chou, K. (Kelvin) Fu, Dynamic Capillary-Driven Additive Manufacturing of Continuous Carbon Fiber Composite, Matter. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matt.2020.04.010.

  • CAMX Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) Manufacturing: Equipment and Tooling Innovation Award

(2) Design and fabrication

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(3) Mechanics & modeling

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(4) Applications

- Structural materials

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- Functional materials

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Large-scale application:

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Desktop Mini Pellet Extruding 3D Printer