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US Army Characterized Continuous 3D Printed Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Parts

US Army Characterized Continuous 3D Printed Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Parts

Written by David

November 30, 2018

Geometry of Tensile Specimens. A trio of researchers with the US Army Tank-Automotive Research Development, and Engineering Center ( TARDEC ) in Michigan recently published a study, titled “ Characterization of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials Manufactured Via Fused Filament Fabrication ,” that worked to characterize continuous carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite parts that were 3D printed on a Mark Two 3D printer . The abstract reads, “The current work has focused on characterizing the tensile performance of continuous fiber reinforced specimens manufactured via Continuous Filament Fabrication (CFF). The specimens were tested in multiple orientations with and without continuous carbon fiber reinforcement. When comparing 0⁰ carbon fiber reinforced specimens to specimens without continuous reinforcement, the average yield strength, tensile strength, and elastic modulus increased by factors of 20X, 15X, and 240X, respectively. When comparing the results for specimens with 90⁰ oriented continuous reinforcement to the 0⁰ specimens, there was a 60% […]

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