|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2017
||Non Beam-based Additive Manufacturing Approaches for Metallic Parts
||Integrated Process Line for Fused Filament Fabrication of Metallic Parts Using Metal Powder Loaded Filaments
||Sebastian Riecker, Olaf Andersen, Sebastian Boris Hein, Thomas Studnitzky, Bernd Kieback
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Due to its increasing printing quality and comparably low investment cost, Fused Filament Fabrication is of interest for additive manufacturing of complex polymer components. Recent product developments show that particle or fiber loaded filaments can be used to change the physical properties of the printed parts in a wide range.
At Fraunhofer IFAM, a filament with a high powder particle loading of 50 vol% has been developed. The thermoplastic feedstock enables printing of green parts which can be debindered and sintered to yield fully metallic components. Based on this approach, an integrated process line including green and final machining and a compact furnace for debindering and sintering is being developed in cooperation with several industrial partners. We would like to present first printing and sintering results as well as to discuss the possibility of Fused Filament Fabrication as a compact and affordable additive manufacturing approach for metallic spare parts.
||Definite: At-meeting proceedings