SUNConferences, RAPDASA 2014

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DEVELOPMENT OF A MORE “RUGGED” PRINTING HEAD SYSTEM
Malan van Tonder, D.J. de Beer, H.C.vZ. Pienaar

Last modified: 2014-10-24

Abstract


Printing with current commercially available 3D printers is limited to the specific printing materials supplied by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Thus, if a prototype is printed with a commercial 3D printer it can only be printed with the material supplied by the OEM, and not with the desired engineering material. The objective of this research is to develop a more “rugged” printing head system, which will be able to print with different fluid properties, including different viscosity, surface tension and density combinations. The more “rugged” print head system can then be used as a base to develop new binder-power combinations, as the printable fluid is not limited to that of the print head manufacturer.

 




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