Fabrication of Buckypaper Using 3D printing technology
The scope this FURI research project is to address the time intensive problem of fabricating buckypaper by using fused deposition modeling(FDM). Buckypaper has already shown proven benefits to society due to is unique properties that allow real time strain sensing. Findings have shown that 3D printer thermoplastic filament can be dosed with large amounts of CNT (carbon nanotubes) to improve and alter the properties, which will be needed to produce buckypaper. The advances in printer filament is pushing the FDM industry beyond the purposes of pure prototyping, toward part production.