B4: Optimizing the Thermoplastic Welding Properties in an FRPC Additive Manufacturing Process

Tuesday 30 October 2018, 12:00 – 12:25
Borgward Saal

Session Chairs: P. Hansen / P. Ermanni


Additive manufacturing of fiber reinforced polymer composites enables cost efficient manufacturing of complex and customized components by successively adding material. The feasibility of this technology is dependent upon the printed components achieving low porosity as well as ideal joining properties between individual layers. This work identifies the processing parameters, responsible for achieving high interlaminar bonding properties and applies it for the CLF AM FRPC technology currently under development at ETH Zurich.


M. Eichenhofer, Eidgenössische Techische Hochschule Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
S. Arreguin, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
J. Wong, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
P. Ermanni, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich , Zürich, Switzerland


Additive Manufacturing, Continuous Fibers, Thermoplastic Composites

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