Several materials are used in industrial additive manufacturing (AM). In the last episode of our advanced section of our “Material Science in Additive Manufacturing” video series, we highlighted the most important material groups.
This week’s topic: Material Science of Plastic Materials: Thermoplastics and Thermosets
Now, we focus on understanding the science of plastic materials:
- Difference between monomers and polymers
- Molecular structure of monomers and polymers
- Distinct characteristics of thermoplastics and thermosets
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Thermoplastics are a common material used in the Additive Manufacturing technology Polymer Powder Bed Fusion. Thermal energy selectively fuses regions of a powder bed (ASTM F42 Committee). Learn more about the technology here!