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Authors John J. Laureto
J.M.Pearce
Location Michigan, USA
Status Designed
Modelled
Prototyped
Verified
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Links https://www.academia.edu/33578996/Open_Source_Multi_Head_3D_Printer_for_Polymer_Metal_Composite_Component_Manufacturing&#124
https://www.mdpi.com/2227-7080/5/2/36&#124
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Design files https://osf.io/jvhqt/
Hardware license CERN-OHL-S
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As low-cost desktop 3D printing is now dominated by free and open source self-replicating rapid prototype (RepRap) derivatives, there is an intense interest in extending the scope of potential applications to manufacturing. This study describes a manufacturing technology that enables a constrained set of polymer-metal composite components. This paper provides (1) free and open source hardware and (2) software for printing systems that achieves metal wire embedment into a polymer matrix 3D-printed part via a novel weaving and wrapping method using (3) OpenSCAD and parametric coding for customized g-code commands. Composite parts are evaluated from the technical viability of manufacturing and quality. The results show that utilizing a multi-polymer head system for multi-component manufacturing reduces manufacturing time and reduces the embodied energy of manufacturing. Finally, it is concluded that an open source software and hardware tool chain can provide low-cost industrial manufacturing of complex metal-polymer composite-based products.

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Type Project, Device
Keywords open source, osat, 3d printing, reprap, composite, manufacturing, heat exchangers, 3d printer, polymer-metal
SDG Sustainable Development Goal SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Published 2017
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Affiliations MOST, MTU
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