Fused Deposition Modelling of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites: A Parametric Review

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Abstract

Fused deposition modelling (FDM) is a widely used additive layer manufacturing process that deposits thermoplastic material layer-by-layer to produce complex geometries within a short time. Increasingly, fibres are being used to reinforce thermoplastic filaments to improve mechanical performance. This paper reviews the available literature on fibre reinforced FDM to investigate how the mechanical, physical, and thermal properties of 3D-printed fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite materials are affected by printing parameters (e.g., printing speed, temperature, building principle, etc.) and constitutive materials properties, i.e., polymeric matrices, reinforcements, and additional materials. In particular, the reinforcement fibres are categorized in this review considering the different available types (e.g., carbon, glass, aramid, and natural), and obtainable architectures divided accordingly to the fibre length (nano, short, and continuous). The review attempts to distil the optimum processing parameters that could be deduced from across different studies by presenting graphically the relationship between process parameters and properties. This publication benefits the material developer who is investigating the process parameters to optimize the printing parameters of novel materials or looking for a good constituent combination to produce composite FDM filaments, thus helping to reduce material wastage and experimental time.
Original languageEnglish
Article number29
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Composites Science
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2021

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Author Contributions: Conceptualization, all authors; writing—original draft preparation, N.K.; writing—review and editing, all authors; supervision, M.L.L., L.G.B., I.H., B.K.S.W. and D.S.I.; All Authorauthors have read and agreed to theContributions: Conceptualization,publishealld verauthors;sion of writing—originalthe manuscript. draft preparation, N.K.; writing—review and editing, all authors; supervision, M.L.L., L.G.B., I.H., B.K.S.W. and D.S.I.; All Funding: This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through the ACCIS Doctoral Training Centre [EP/L016028/1] and the EPSRC “High Performance Discontinuous Fibre Composites a sustainable route to the next generation of composites” (E[EPPS/RPC0)27th3r9o3u/1g]hgrtahnetA. NC.CK.ISisD suopctpoorratleTdr abiyn itnhge RCoenytalr Teh[EaiP G/oLv0e1r6n0m28e/n1t] sacnhdoltahreshEiPpS pRrCov“iHdeigdh bPye trhfoe rmOafnficcee Dofi sthcoen Ctiinvuilo SuesrvFicibe rCeoCmommipssoisointe s(OaCsSuCst)a, iRnoaybalel Groovuetrentmoethnet onfe xTthgaeilnaenrda.t iAolln doatfac oremqpuiorseidte s” [EfoPr/ rPep02ro73d9u3ci/b1il]itgyr aanret.pNro.Kvi.diesdswupitphoinrt tehdeb pyaptheer,R fuoyrtahleTr hsaupipGoortvinergn imnfeonrmt sacthioonla crsahnbipeprerqouveidsteedd by the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC), Royal Government of Thailand. All data required for reproducibility are provided within the paper, further supporting information can be requested from the corresponding author.

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through the ACCIS Doctoral Training Centre [EP/L016028/1] and the EPSRC ?High Performance Discontinuous Fibre Composites a sustainable route to the next generation of composites? [EP/P027393/1] grant. N.K. is supported by the Royal Thai Government scholarship provided by the Of?ce of the Civil Service Commission(OCSC),Royal Government of Thailand. All data required for reproducibility are provided within the paper, further supporting information can be requested from the corresponding author.

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