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3D pinting polymers

Polymers associated with 3D printing

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ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene It is a thermoplastic used as a 3D printer material. The melting temperature is 220-230°C. ABS is soluble in acetone and can be use to smooth the surface of the print-out.
Copolymers Copolymers are additives that are included in the polymer to change and improve the properties.
Fillers Added to polymers to improve the mechanical properties by addidng fibres or grains.
HIPS High Impact Polystyrene. It is a thermoplastic used as a 3D printing material. Melting point is 235°C.
Monomer The links in a polymer chain. They are joined together to form a polymer chain in the addition polymerisation process by primary bonding
Nylon Also known as polyamide. There are different versions providing a range mechanical properties in either filament or powder form.
PC Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic. It has good impact resistant and can be extruded. It can be bent and formed while cold without cracking.
PET Polyethylene terephthalate, A polymer used as a 3D material.
PLA Polylactic Acid. It is biodegradable thermoplastic used as a 3D printer material.It melts at 150-160°C.
PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon). Sometimes used in the extruder to reduce friction
PS Polystyrene. It can be in a solid or foamed form.
Created by: Engineeringmcs