Title: PRESENT AND FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE POLYMERS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
Abstract: Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is fueling a worldwide manufacturing revolution. AM comprises new production technologies that are radically, rapidly, and pervasively changing a wide range of manufacturing industries, and at the same time boosting innovation, creativity, and economic growth. Polymers constitute the bulk of AM materials, and sustainable polymers for AM are gaining usage, primarily in areas of medical applications such as tissue engineering, and drug delivery. This presentation provides a representative overview of current commercial sustainable polymers employed in AM, along with their feedstocks, suppliers, applications, properties, and price. A forecast of the near future of AM sustainable polymers is also provided, including barriers to their diffusion and valuable R&D work, based on a poll of industry experts.
Authors: Antonio Paesano
Conference: CAMX 2017 –Orlando