Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing) Of Nanocomposite Materials

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Injection molding (IM): 

Τhe process of injecting plastic material into a mold cavity where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the cavity. 

Is best used to mass-produce highly accurate, and often complex, three-dimensional (3D) end-use parts and products.

However, the development of molds for this process is often painstaking, highly expensive, and time-intensive.

It is with these issues in mind that manufacturers have begun to embrace the use of 3D printed molds to create functional IM prototypes.

  • Additive manufacturing is the process of joining materials to make objects from three-dimensional (3D) models layer by layer as opposed to subtractive methods that remove material.

  • Based on our experience with powder metallurgy for the preparation of permanent magnets, thermoelectrics and fuel cell materials AMEN is embarked in this exciting field using 3D-printers. In order to to produce and characterize a series of novel functional near net shape structures we are preparing our own:

  • Nanocomposite filaments (magnetic, thermoelectric powders with nylon-12, PLA, etc)

  • Nanoinks (magnetic, thermoelectric powders with highly conductive solutions)

Applications of this technology

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  1. Metallic Powders –MAGNETS

  2.  Ceramic Powders- THERMOELECTRICS BATTERY MATERIALS

  3. Polymers

  4. Hybrids