Architectured polymeric materials produced by additive manufacturing

Andrey Molotnikov, George P. Simon, Yuri Estrin

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Polymers play an important role in our everyday life. With the advent of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the design and manufacture of new polymer-based composite materials has experienced a significant boost. AM enables precise deposition of printable material(s) with micro scale accuracy to build up a desired structure in three dimensions in a layer-by-layer fashion. In this chapter, recent advances in the use of additive manufacturing for the design of architectured polymer-based materials is discussed. A compendium of the existing AM methods is presented, followed by an overview of applications of AM technology to fabrication of polymer-based materials with engineered inner architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitectured Materials in Nature and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationArchimats
EditorsYuri Estrin, Yves Bréchet, John Dunlop, Peter Fratzl
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9783030119423
ISBN (Print)9783030119416
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Materials Science
ISSN (Print)0933-033X
ISSN (Electronic)2196-2812

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Molotnikov, A., Simon, G. P., & Estrin, Y. (2019). Architectured polymeric materials produced by additive manufacturing. In Y. Estrin, Y. Bréchet, J. Dunlop, & P. Fratzl (Eds.), Architectured Materials in Nature and Engineering: Archimats (pp. 257-285). (Springer Series in Materials Science; Vol. 282). Springer.