|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 9:00 a.m.|
|PLACE:||MARC Building, 201|
|TITLE:||Computational and Experimental Investigation of Reinforced Polymers for Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. David W. Rosen, Co-Chair (ME)
Dr. Meisha L. Shofner, Co-Chair (MSE)
Dr. Suresh K. Sitaraman (ME)
Among the most widely used additive manufacturing technologies is the material extrusion based process, in which a filament of thermoplastic material is liquefied and extruded through a nozzle to build a three-dimensional object in a layer-upon-layer fashion. One of the challenges of this technology is the limited availability of materials. In order to expand the portfolio of available materials, while reducing the cost of existing material productions, polypropylene-based polymers and composite materials for material extrusion additive manufacturing are investigated. However, since polypropylene is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic, a three-dimensional part fabricated with this material has a tendency to warp.