Design and Development of Next Generation Multi-material SLS-based 3D Printer (MMS3DP)

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Project Details

Grant Program

Faculty Development Competitive Research Grant Program 2021-2023

Project Description

The proposal provides a unique opportunity to 1) develop new multi-material 3D printing techniques to reduce 3D printing cost and advance in science and technology; 2) foster new talents through effective knowledge transfer and research training, and 3) apply the developed knowledge and techniques in industrial and academic sectors to promote technology innovation and scientific research.
The research will also identify the uncertainties and risks associated with the cost drivers. Identification of state-of-the-art composite materials has indicated that there is no significant efforts have been made to develop multi-material SLS-based printer to widen prospect of laser technology in additive manufacturing. The proposed research study is intended to resolve this gap through the development of a novel machine that considers both product manufacturers and environmental perspectives. Many industries are currently under tremendous pressure to reduce emissions, and this could be achieved through the use of more composite materials. Furthermore, recent advancement in 3D printing and likely future directions mean that cost-effective composite materials-based manufacturing technique is urgently needed. This research work is, therefore, both very timely and novel.
StatusNot started

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Multi-material
  • SLS printer

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