Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies are spreading rapidly both in academic research and industrial environments [1]. Nanomaterials have proven to provide new size-dependent properties compared to traditional bulk materials [2]. The integration of nanotechnology into AM opens new and interesting challenges in manufacturing advanced nanocomposite materials with custom-made properties and geometries [3]. Synergy between nanomaterials, such as metal and oxide nanoparticles, and AM can in fact result in improved functional and structural performance of manufactured devices, filling the gap between design and production of a specific tool. For instance, silica nanoparticles (SiO2 NPs) are increasingly used as nanofillers, thanks to their excellent mechanical properties, to fabricate nanocomposites used in a wide range of applications [4]. Stereolithography (SLA) represents one of the most widespread AM technologies used to fabricate 3D engineered structures. The general procedure for building objects with SLA involves photo-polymerization of liquid monomer into solid resin by means of an ultraviolet (UV) laser, which creates targeted cross-linked regions where the light irradiates the matrix [5]. SLA AM of nanocomposites usually involves mixing of ex situ synthesized nanoparticles with commercially available acrylic monomers, followed by an optimized printing process. Stable dispersion of colloidal SiO2 NPs in acrylate monomers or oligomers are commercially available, such as Nanocryl product family commercialized by Evonik. These products are traditionally used in adhesive and electronic applications, such as highly scratchresistant coatings for fiber optic cables, conformal coatings, UV curing adhesives for printed circuit boards and can be successfully employed in AM of high-loaded nanocomposites. The produced 3Dprinted specimens were employed to characterize the nanocomposites microstructure and thermomechanical properties respectively by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and dynamicmechanical analyses (DMA).

Printing and characterization of 3D high-loaded nanocomposites structures / Sciancalepore, Corrado; Bondioli, Federica; Messori, Massimo; Milanese, Daniel. - (2021). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 1st Workshop on Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials SIAMM21 tenutosi a Timisoara, Romania nel 25th-26th February 2021.

Printing and characterization of 3D high-loaded nanocomposites structures

Corrado Sciancalepore
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Daniel Milanese
2021

Abstract

Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies are spreading rapidly both in academic research and industrial environments [1]. Nanomaterials have proven to provide new size-dependent properties compared to traditional bulk materials [2]. The integration of nanotechnology into AM opens new and interesting challenges in manufacturing advanced nanocomposite materials with custom-made properties and geometries [3]. Synergy between nanomaterials, such as metal and oxide nanoparticles, and AM can in fact result in improved functional and structural performance of manufactured devices, filling the gap between design and production of a specific tool. For instance, silica nanoparticles (SiO2 NPs) are increasingly used as nanofillers, thanks to their excellent mechanical properties, to fabricate nanocomposites used in a wide range of applications [4]. Stereolithography (SLA) represents one of the most widespread AM technologies used to fabricate 3D engineered structures. The general procedure for building objects with SLA involves photo-polymerization of liquid monomer into solid resin by means of an ultraviolet (UV) laser, which creates targeted cross-linked regions where the light irradiates the matrix [5]. SLA AM of nanocomposites usually involves mixing of ex situ synthesized nanoparticles with commercially available acrylic monomers, followed by an optimized printing process. Stable dispersion of colloidal SiO2 NPs in acrylate monomers or oligomers are commercially available, such as Nanocryl product family commercialized by Evonik. These products are traditionally used in adhesive and electronic applications, such as highly scratchresistant coatings for fiber optic cables, conformal coatings, UV curing adhesives for printed circuit boards and can be successfully employed in AM of high-loaded nanocomposites. The produced 3Dprinted specimens were employed to characterize the nanocomposites microstructure and thermomechanical properties respectively by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and dynamicmechanical analyses (DMA).
Printing and characterization of 3D high-loaded nanocomposites structures / Sciancalepore, Corrado; Bondioli, Federica; Messori, Massimo; Milanese, Daniel. - (2021). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 1st Workshop on Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials SIAMM21 tenutosi a Timisoara, Romania nel 25th-26th February 2021.
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