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Rheological issues in carbon-based inks for additive manufacturing

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Show simple item record O'Mahony, Charlie Ul Haq, Ehtsham Silien, Christophe Tofail, Syed A.M. 2019-03-08T12:48:01Z 2019-03-08T12:48:01Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract As the industry and commercial market move towards the optimization of printing and additive manufacturing, it becomes important to understand how to obtain the most from the materials while maintaining the ability to print complex geometries effectively. Combining such a manufacturing method with advanced carbon materials, such as Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes, and Carbon fibers, with their mechanical and conductive properties, delivers a cutting-edge combination of low-cost conductive products. Through the process of printing the effectiveness of these properties decreases. Thorough optimization is required to determine the idealized ink functional and flow properties to ensure maximum printability and functionalities offered by carbon nanoforms. The optimization of these properties then is limited by the printability. By determining the physical properties of printability and flow properties of the inks, calculated compromises can be made for the ink design. In this review we have discussed the connection between the rheology of carbon-based inks and the methodologies for maintaining the maximum pristine carbon material properties. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.relation 760662 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Micromachines;10, 99
dc.subject carbon inks en_US
dc.subject rheology en_US
dc.subject additive manufacturing en_US
dc.subject graphene en_US
dc.subject carbon nanotubes; en_US
dc.subject printing en_US
dc.title Rheological issues in carbon-based inks for additive manufacturing en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/mi10020099
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 760662 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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