Characterization and applications of electrically-conductive filament in 3D printing
Three dimensional printing (3D printing) a form of rapid prototyping has been conceived by Charles W. Hull in 1986. As design patents pertaining to expensive commercial 3D printers expire, more affordable 3D printers are emerging. One particular 3D printing technology that has become very popular is Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). The widespread acceptance of FFF printers has boosted the demand for new types of filaments with different properties. Filament composites can provide 3D prints with additional functionality. There is a need to characterize new filaments and to develop novel applications ...