SEMINAR:3D printing of continuous fiber composites08-12-2020
Speaker: Masahito Ueda
Title: 3D printing of continuous fiber composites
Date/Time: 9 December 2020/ 13:40- 14:30
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Abstract:3D printing technique is increasingly used in the manufacturing of polymer matrix composites. Fused filament fabrication is exclusively used when the reinforcement is a continuous fiber. In the fused filament fabrication, continuous fibers and thermoplastic resin are ejected from the nozzle, and the print path is equivalent to the local reinforcement direction in the printed material. Therefore, 3D data-based 3D printing, i.e., direct digital manufacturing, makes a continuous fiber reinforced composite more optimized. However, there are still some problems to print high-performance composite because of the specific issues involved in 3D printing. In this talk, I introduce our works on the 3D printing of continuous fiber composites.
Bio:Associate Professor Masahito Ueda received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2006 from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan). Since then, he has been working in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University (Japan). His current research activities include micro-mechanics, joining, and 3D printing of polymer matrix composites. He is a board member of the Japan Society for Composite Materials and the chief editor of the Journal of the Japan Society for Composite Materials. He has been co-organizing the Turkey-Japan conference on polymeric composite materials since 2014 with Turkish distinguished researchers.