In the last weeks, we focused on the Additive Manufacturing technology Powder Bed Fusion (PBF). We introduced Polymer Powder Bed Fusion using thermoplastics for the built up of components and then moved on to Metal Powder Bed Fusion, often called Selective Laser Melting (SLM), and polymer Multi Jet Fusion (MJF).
What is Material Extrusion?
Most people are familiar with the Additive Manufacturing technology Material Extrusion. It is a process in which material is selectively dispensed through a nozzle or orifice (ASTM F42 Committee).
Process Principle of Material Extrusion (FDM, FFF)
Before diving into the process principle, I touch on the individual names and tradenames of the Additive Manufacturing technology Material Extrusion. After that, I explain how the build and support material are being extruded to build up the part.
In this video, I will go into detail about the material properties of the thermoplastic materials used in the Additive Manufacturing technology Material Extrusion. I touch on high-performance materials and newcomer materials that are used in the process.
What are the advantages and applications of Material Extrusion? This video gives insight into the benefits and disadvantages of this Additive Manufacturing technology. Furthermore, I explain applications of the Material Extrusion process without and with fiber reinfocement, which is often called composite 3D printing.
Building a Community
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We will continue our video series on January 13, 2021 with insights into Material Jetting.