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Development of Polymer Nanocomposites for Rapid Prototyping Process

Wahab, M.S. and Dalgarno, H.W. and Cochrane, R.F. and Hassan, s. (2009) Development of Polymer Nanocomposites for Rapid Prototyping Process. WORLD CONGRESS ON ENGINEERING 2009, VOLS I AND II . 1499 -1504. ISSN 978-988-17012-5-1

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This paper presents initial development of polymer nanocomposites (PNC) material for rapid manufacturing (RM) application. PNC materials containing it polyamide (PA) and nano particles (5wt%) were produced by solution blending with the aim to improve the mechanical properties. Commercial polyamide 6 (PA6) was dissolved in formic acid (HCO2H) together with two different types of nano particle materials: yttrium stabilised zirconia (YSZ) anal Hectorite clay (Benton 166) and spray-dried to create powder, creating powder with particle sires in the range of Ill-all Pin. The materials were processed on a CO2 selective laser sintering (SLS) experimental machine. Mechanical properties of the PNCs were evaluated anti the results were compared with the unfilled base polymer.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information: Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science World Congress on Engineering Imperial Coll London, London, ENGLAND, JUL 01-03, 2009 Int Assoc Engineers
Uncontrolled Keywords:TECHNOLOGIES
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:7904
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:02 Jan 2010 09:14
Last Modified:02 Jan 2010 09:14

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