Ceramic feedstocks for additive manufacturing

N. C. Fan, W. C.J. Wei, B. H. Liu, A. B. Wang, R. C. Luo

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This research used Ceramic Injection Molding (CIM) formulation technique of ceramics/polymers, selecting two Al2O3 powders (α- and θ-Al2O3), kneading of several polymers with the ceramic powder, and extruding to produce feedstocks and filaments, which was used for 3D additive manufacturing. Four tasks were completed. First, PP as the major binder, replaced with some EVA, to improve the flexibility of the filaments. The compatibility of PP and EVA was also investigated by grafting maleic acid (MA) on PP chain to reduce different polarity between PP and EVA. The third task was to study the dispersion condition of the alumina powder in feedstocks, and quantitatively investigated the influence by kneading sequences, solid content, and other processing parameters. After optimization the processing conditions, the made alumina parts were densified to a relative density better than 98% in a linear sintering shrinkage of 16%-21%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380751
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 19
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2016 Mar 142016 Mar 17

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology


OtherIEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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