|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Additive Manufacturing: Building the Pathway towards Process and Material Qualification
||Additive Manufacturing of Aluminosilicate-polymer and Carbon Composites
||Pratish Rao, Krishna Muralidharan, Moe Momayez, Douglas Loy
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Aluminosilicates (AS) and AS-composites are important technological materials finding numerous applications as catalysts, ionic conductors and structural components. In this context, additive manufacturing methods of AS-composites enables new avenues for their controlled synthesis for targeted applications. Towards this end, using filament-based and paste-based extrusion techniques, printing of thermoplastic-AS composites as well as carbon-AS composites in a robust fashion was examined. Further, the roles of key rheological parameters on the ensuing structural and mechanical integrity of the AS-composites were characterized. In addition, SEM, Raman, FTIR and NMR techniques were used for providing fundamental insights into the interplay between the microstructure-composition-performance matrix of the printed AS-composites. Finally, the mechanical and structural integrity of these specimens were compared and contrasted with similar systems synthesized via conventional hydrothermal treatments and the potential advantages that additive manufacturing methods offer are discussed.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume