ABS Nano Composite Materials in Additive Manufacturing

Eshwar Reddy Cholleti, Ian Gibson

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The aim of this paper is to present test results conducted on Multi walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) coated ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), multi wall carbon nanotubes dispersed in ABS resin in comparison with conventional ABS filament for improved materials properties and present possible ways of using nanocomposites materials in Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes. The usage of nanocomposites materials in AM helps to achieve superior material properties and to manufacture complex structures which are not possible to fabricate by conventional methods of manufacturing that allow optimizing the component's weight, shape and strength. Our team 3D Srishti is a group of researchers are exploring the ways of using Nanocomposites, which is broadly classified in to Polymer based nanocomposites and non-polymer based nanocomposites in several AM processes, by using different combinations of nanocomposites, we can achieve precise control over the optical, thermal, electrical, magnetic and mechanical properties of the 3d printed objects by controlling the placement and assembly of nanomaterials during the fabrication process. AM enable to reduce waste by recycling old materials, it reduces transportation, manufacturing costs, AM totally revolutionize consumerism, by promoting sustainable manufacturing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012038
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Advancements in Aeromechanical Materials for Manufacturing, ICAAMM 2018 - Telangana, India
Duration: 13 Jul 201814 Jul 2018
Conference number: 2


  • 3D Srishti
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Multi Walled Carbon Nanotube (MWCNT)
  • Nanocomposite Materials
  • Non polymer based
  • Polymer based


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