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Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing of Wood and Lignocellulosic Filled Composites

Author(s):

Meghan E. Lamm
Lu Wang
Vidya Kishore
Halil Tekinalp
Vlastimil Kunc
Douglas J. Gardner
Soydan Ozcan

Year:

2020

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Forest Products Laboratory

Source:

Journal: Polymers

Description

Wood and lignocellulosic-based material components are explored in this review as functional additives and reinforcements in composites for extrusion-based additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing. The motivation for using these sustainable alternatives in 3D printing includes enhancing material properties of the resulting printed parts, while providing a green alternative to carbon or glass filled polymer matrices, all at reduced material costs. Previous review articles on this topic have focused only on introducing the use of natural fillers with material extrusion AM and discussion of their subsequent material properties. This review not only discusses the present state of materials extrusion AM using natural filler-based composites but will also fill in the knowledge gap regarding state-of-the-art applications of these materials. Emphasis will also be placed on addressing the challenges associated with 3D printing using these materials, including use with large-scale manufacturing, while providing insight to overcome these issues in the future.

Citation

Lamm, Meghan E.; Wang, Lu; Kishore, Vidya; Tekinalp, Halil; Kunc, Vlastimil; Wang, Jinwu; Gardner, Douglas J.; Ozcan, Soydan. 2020. Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing of Wood and Lignocellulosic Filled Composites. Polymers. 12(9): 2115. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12092115.

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