Nanocomposites for Additive Manufacturing


Nanocomposites for Additive Manufacturing


Rocío Redón1*, L. Ruiz-Huerta2 , Y.C. Almanza-Arjona2 , Y. Rojas-Aguirre3 , A. Caballero-Ruiz2
1 Departamento de Tecnociencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnológico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cd. Universitaria A. P. 70-186, C. P. 04510, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México, México;
2 Laboratorio Nacional de Manufactura Aditiva, Digitalización 3D y Tomografía Computarizada, Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnológico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cd. Universitaria A. P. 70- 186, C. P. 04510, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México, México;
3 Catedrática Conacyt comisionada a Laboratorio Nacional de Manufactura Aditiva, Digitalización 3D y Tomografía Computarizada MADiT, Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnológico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Cd. Universitaria A. P. 70-186, C. P. 04510, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México, México


American journal of chemical research-2d-codeAdditive Manufacturing (AM) is one of several technological breakthroughs that is expected to lead the factories of the future, where conventional equipment will be transformed into smart and flexible systems, run by computers that will allow the fabrication of customized parts. Some authors have called AM the third industrial revolution, as it enables the accurate manufacture of pieces of virtually any shape in different scales, ranging from visual prototypes to specific functional end-use products at relatively short periods of time. Medical applications of AM is one of the key industries driving the innovations in the field, especially because of the possibility to fabricate products individually tailored to the patient’s specific needs. The integration of nanomaterials in the area of AM has a lot of potential and there is a growing interest in academia and industry to explore for new developments. In this section, we examine some successful uses of nanocomposites in additive manufacturing processes.


Keywords: Additive Manufacturing, Nanocomposites

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