Conductive ABS/Ni Composite Filaments for Fused Deposition Modeling of Structural Electronics
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This article presents the development and fabrication process of electrically conductive composite filaments for fused deposition modeling technology. These composites materials consist of ABS polymer as the matrix and nickel powder as the functional phase. The electrical resistance of composites with different amount of nickel powder has been measured which allowed to identifying percolation threshold for developed material. Voltage-current characteristics were also elaborated to verify Ohmic character of developed filaments. Conductive, 3D printed demonstrator made with ABS/Ni filament is also presented.
KeywordsComposites Additive manufacturing 3D printing Electrical measurements
The authors are grateful for financial support from Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Mechatronics, Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering and Foundation for Polish Science project nr First TEAM/2016-1/7.
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