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3D Printability of Blends of Recycled Ocean Plastics and their Biocarbon Composites using Fused Filament Fabrication

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Title: 3D Printability of Blends of Recycled Ocean Plastics and their Biocarbon Composites using Fused Filament Fabrication
Author: Maldonado, Benjamin
Department: School of Engineering
Program: Engineering
Advisor: Mohanty, AmarMisra, Manjusri
Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies have captured the attention of academia and industry for their ability to fabricate functional and complex geometry components. Unlike traditional manufacturing methods, 3D printing can produce complex designs that contain moving parts without the need of a mold or production chain. Fused deposition modelling is one of the most used 3D printing techniques due to its versatility and ability to combine polymers with fillers. In the present research, recycled materials recovered from the ocean and agroindustry waste product (soy hulls) were transformed through extrusion processing to obtain filaments for 3D printing. Filaments of polyethylene and polypropylene, as well as soy hulls, were mixed to make 3D printed products. Furthermore, thermomechanical, and rheological properties of composites were studied. 3D printing parameters were optimized to achieve defect-free printing samples.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10214/26427
Date: 2021-08
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