|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Recent Advances in Printed Electronics and Additive Manufacturing: 2D/3D Functional Materials, Fabrication Processes, and Emerging Applications
||Enabling Sustainability and Circularity Through Big Area Additive Manufacturing
||Katie Copenhaver, Meghan Lamm, Matthew Korey, Mitchell Rencheck, Xianhui Zhao , Halil Tekinalp , Soydan Ozcan
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Big area additive manufacture (BAAM) is an energy-efficient additive manufacturing (AM) approach that enables production of complex parts at rates 200 times faster than conventional AM. Through BAAM, sustainable, bio-based feedstocks can be printed into large-scale products for a variety of applications in the wind energy, automotive, marine, etc. industries. By incorporating, bio-based fillers into these feedstocks’ material properties can be enhanced furthering the application space of BAAM of bio-based feedstocks. Alternatively, BAAM can be used for re-manufacturing of large end of life (EoL) parts such as composite door panels, molds, etc. In this case EoL composite materials, are given opportunities to either be recycled into the same product, a different product, or down-cycled. BAAM can create avenues for industry to incorporate bio-based composites into everyday practice and provide the opportunity to re-use EoL composites, both of which are adoptable strategies to improve sustainability and circularity within industrial operations.