Laser printed elastomeric parts and their properties.
The precise deposition of polymeric toner powder by laser printing is reliant on having powder particles with appropriate flow and uniform charge properties. Nanometer sized particles known as flow control agent (FCA) charge control agents (CCA) are used to modify powder behavior to provide the appropriate characteristic for printing. This paper shows how varying the quantity of FCA/CCA applied to the surface of Somos201 particles can affect the elongation to failure and ultimate tensile strength of laser printed tensile test specimens.
Citation:Wimpenny, D., Banerjee, S. and Jones, J. (2009) Laser printed elastomeric parts and their properties. 20th International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, TX, USA.
Research Group:Manufacturing Research