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A study on contact angle and surface tension on copper-ABS for FDM feedstock

Sa'ude, Nasuha and Isa, N.M.A. and Ibrahim , Mustaffa and Ibrahim, Mohd Halim Irwan (2014) A study on contact angle and surface tension on copper-ABS for FDM feedstock. Applied Mechanics and Materials , 607. pp. 747-751. ISSN 1660-9336


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This paper presents the development of a new Copper-ABS feedstock material by the injection molding machine. The material consists of copper powder filled in an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) binder and surfactant material. In this study, the effect of metal filled ABS and binder content on the contact angle and surface tension was investigated experimentally. The detailed formulations of compounding ratio with various combinations of a new Copper-ABS feedstock was done by volume percentage (vol. %). Based on the result obtained, an increment by vol. % of copper filler in ABS effected on contact angle and surface tension results. With highly filled copper content in ABS composites increase the surface tension value. It can be observed that, the tendency of the liquid surface that allow to resist an external force in PMC material through an injection molding process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: contact angle; polymer matrix composite; surface tension
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080-1185 Polymers and polymer manufacture
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 08:19
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2015 08:19
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6271
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