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Meeting MS&T23: Materials Science & Technology
Symposium Additive Manufacturing of Polymeric-based Materials: Challenges and Potentials
Sponsorship TMS: Additive Manufacturing Committee
Organizer(s) Ola H. Rashwan, Pennsylvania State University- Harrisburg
Matthew Caputo, Pennsylvania State University - Shenango
Daudi R. Waryoba, Pennsylvania State University
Scope Polymers and Polymer composites have myriads of applications in automotive, aerospace, marine, and medical industries due to their lightweight, low cost, versatility, and relatively low manufacturing temperature. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is considered the new industrial revelation. It allows design complexity, customization, parts consolidation, lighter weight through topology optimization. Currently, polymers and polymer composites in different forms (filament, powder, and resin) are used extensively in different AM technologies, such as Material Extrusion system (i.e. FDM), Powdered Bed Fusion (i.e. SLS), Vat Photo-polymerization (i.e. SLA, DLP), Material Jetting, and Binder jetting, and Sheet Lamination (i.e. LOM). However, many challenges still need to be addressed to allow further expansion for the use of polymeric-based materials in different applications and industries. Some of these challenges are material strength, material shrinkage, anisotropic properties, surface finish, and post-processing.

This symposium will focus on the advances in polymers and polymer composites that are used in any of the additive manufacturing technologies. The topics include but are not limited to:
1. Novel approaches (technologies) of additive manufacturing for polymeric–based materials and additive manufacturing of functionally graded Polymeric based materials.
2. Modeling and simulations of additive manufacturing of Polymeric-based materials.
3. Characterization of 3D printed polymeric-based materials and investigation of the current technologies–structure-properties relations.
4. Novel solutions that mitigate the current challenges of using Polymeric-based materials in different AM technologies.

Abstracts Due 05/08/2023
Proceedings Plan Planned: None Selected

3D Printing of Silicone-Based Flexible Materials with Embedded Sensors for Soft Robotic Actuator Applications
Beyond Throughput-resolution-flexibility Tradeoffs with Mutliplexed Fused Fabrication
Characterization of Processing and Performance Properties of Ammonium Perchlorate Composite Propellant for Use in an Additive-manufacture System
Enhancing Interphase Strength of Glass Fiber Polymer Matrix Composites - A Molecular Dynamics Study
Extrusion of Compounded rPET with Graphite Powder into Filament for Material Extrusion (MEX) Additive Manufacturing Technology
Fatigue Analysis of 3D Printed PEEK (Polyetheretherketone)
Investigating Antimicrobial Efficacy of Printed PEEK Coated with AgNPs
Manufacturing of High-Quality Polymer Powders for Selective Laser Sintering Using Thermally Induced Phase Separation and In-situ Sol Gel Process
Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing of Thermoset-based Short Fiber Composites
NdFeB and SmFeN Anisotropic Permanent Magnets in a Polyamide Matrix Made with Additive Manufacturing
Photopolymer-metal Composites Based on Metal Foil Deposition on Additive Manufactured Substrates
Polymer Additive Manufacturing of Low-cost Agile Tooling for Sheet Metal Forming
Quick Cure Silicones for Nontraditional Architectures
Synthesis and Characterization of Electroplated Alloys on 3D Printed Preforms
Thermal Strategies for Producing Metallic Components from Metal-polymer Feed-stock via Material Extrusion

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