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Processing and properties of PA6/MMT clay nanocomposites produced using selective laser sintering

Wahab, Md Saidin and Dalgarno, K.W. and Cochrane, R. F. (2008) Processing and properties of PA6/MMT clay nanocomposites produced using selective laser sintering. In: International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 2008 (ICME 2008), 21-23 May 2008, Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.


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This paper describes the fabrication and characterization of polyamide/MMT nanocomposites (PNC) materials for use in the selective laser sintering (SLS) process. PNC materials are of great interest generally because of their excellent physical properties, and offer excellent potential in rapid manufacturing of structural polymeric parts. Two different layered MMT clays materials have been used: bentolite WH and mineral colloide MO. These materials have been used to reinforce PA6 polymer using a solution blending and spray drying to create powder, creating powder with particle sizes in the range of 10-40 μm. The mechanical properties and microstructure of the PNC materials have been evaluated and the results compared to those of unfilled polymer.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: selective laser sintering (SLS); polymer nanocomposites (PNC)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 08:30
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2012 08:30
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2245
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