Professor of School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—One of the main advantages of additive manufacturing by Fused Filament Fabrication is its wide variety of materials and cost-effective production systems. However, the resolution and tightness of the produced structures are limited. The following article describes a novel approach of the functional integration of stereolithographic produced subcomponents into the Fused Filament Fabrication process and the challenges during integration in terms of adhesion, taking into account different surface pretreatments. Furthermore, it is investigated how conductive polymer composites could be used successfully for conducting mechatronic subcomponents automatically. With the help of these investigations it is aimed to extend the field of application of additive manufactured plastic components.
Index Terms—stereo lithography, fused filament fabrication, hybridization, conductive polymer
Cite: Michael Baranowski, Markus Netzer, Philipp Gönnheimer, Sven Coutandin, Jürgen Fleischer, Tristan Schlotthauer, and Peter Middendorf, "Functional Integration of Subcomponents for Hybridization of Fused Filament Fabrication," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 319-325, May 2022. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.11.5.319-325
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