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IJMERR 2022 Vol.11(5): 319-325

Functional Integration of Subcomponents for Hybridization of Fused Filament Fabrication

Michael Baranowski1, Markus Netzer1, Philipp Gönnheimer1, Sven Coutandin1, Jürgen Fleischer1, Tristan Schlotthauer2, and Peter Middendorf3
1. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), WBK Institute of Production Science, Karlsruhe, Germany
2. Institute of Aircraft Design, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

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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