Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
S. Baumgartner, J. Stampfl:
"Digital Materials: A Hybrid 3d-Printing System";
Talk: Vienna Young Scientists Symposium VSS 2018,
- 06-08-2018; in: "Proceedings VSS 2018",
Additive manufacturing (AM) has developed into a promising technology for various applications and provides advantages over conventional manufacturing methods like casting or milling. Drawback of most commercially available systems, however, are the insufficient mechanical properties and the limited resolution of the printed parts. With industry calling for tougher and stronger materials, especially for engineering applications, we developed a stereolithography (SL) process based on the principal of digital light processing (DLP), combined with direct inkjet printing. With this, we are able to print highly viscous photocureable resins with high resolution and excellent surface quality and mimic the thermo-mechanical properties of natural structures like nacre by jetting thin layers of soft material into a hard matrix. Those so-formed "digital materials" show promising results regarding enhancement of the thermo-mechanical properties, as first experiments indicate an increase of the strain at break and impact strength by over 50% and 40%, respectively - compared to the plain matrix material.
Electronic version of the publication:
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