Additive Manufacturing of Copper-ABS Filament by Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) / N Sa’ude ...[et al.]

Sa’ude, N and Ibrahim, M and Ibrahim, MHI and Wahab, MS and Haq, R and Marwah, OMF and Khirotdin, RK (2018) Additive Manufacturing of Copper-ABS Filament by Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) / N Sa’ude ...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 5 (4). pp. 23-32. ISSN 18235514


Highly copper filled in an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) matrix will provide a brittles filament in the layered manufacturing process. This paper aims to investigate the optimum composition of metal filler, binder and surfactant material of copper-ABS filament on the melt temperature and federate in layered manufacturing (LM) process. The compounding of copper-ABS feedstock was accomplish by the Brabender Plastograph Mixer in weight percentage (wt.%). The copper-ABS filament was fabricated by single screw extruder machine with different material composition, melting temperature and deposited material on the FDM Machine(Model: Prusa I3) in a layer by a layer processes with appropriate setting on melt temperature and the feed rate. Based on the result obtained, it was found that, increment of 75% copper filled in ABS matrix in weight percentage (wt. %) increase the Melt Flow Rate (MFR) filament in layered manufacturing process. It can be observed that, highest temperature and federate is needed to extrude polymer matrix composite (PMC) wire filament compare to ABS polymer filament material in FDM machine. The deposition of copper-ABS filament on the FDM platform will create a new paradigm on polymer matrix composites material in the Rapid Manufacturing (RM) process


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Sa’ude, N
Ibrahim, M
Ibrahim, MHI
Wahab, MS
Haq, R
Marwah, OMF
Khirotdin, RK
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures > Production management. Operations management
T Technology > TS Manufactures > Metal manufactures. Metalworking
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 18235514
Volume: SI 5
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 23-32
Keywords: Additive Manufacturing (AM), Rapid Prototyping (RP), Layered Manufacturing (LM), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), PMC Filament,
Date: 2018
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