A review on the potential of polylactic acid based thermoplastic elastomer as filament material for fused deposition modelling

Musa, Luqman and Kumar, Nitiyah Krishna and Rahim, Shayfull Zamree Bin Abd and Rasidi, Mohamad Syahmie Mohamad and Rennie, Allan and Rahman, Rozyanty and Yousefi Kanani, Armin and Azmi, Ahmad Azrem (2022) A review on the potential of polylactic acid based thermoplastic elastomer as filament material for fused deposition modelling. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 20. pp. 2841-2858. ISSN 2238-7854

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Abstract

Currently, a range of sectors are implementing three-dimensional (3D) printing, which is a part of additive manufacturing (AM) technology via the fused deposition modelling (FDM) approach. As of now, various filament materials are available in the market and have their limitations. Thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) blend as a filament material in 3D printing should be implemented to overcome the weakness of available filaments. TPE blend stands out due to its flexibility, thermoplastic-like processability, and renewability. Based on the findings, TPE blend filament can be made with polylactic acid (PLA) thermoplastic and elastomers such as natural rubber (NR) and epoxidized natural rubber (ENR). The TPE printed components will be flexible; tough with excellent thermal and mechanical properties. In this paper, the characteristics of TPE are being reviewed to show the potential of TPE material as filament.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Materials Research and Technology
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02 Nov 2022 11:35
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