14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
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International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies


Session Consumer & Industrial Products - Stage 1

11:45 Serafin Garcia Navarro, AIMPLAS


Thursday, 16.11.2017, 11:45 - 12:15 hrs


11:45 Applications of Conductive Compounds and 3D Printing in Lighting Devices
Serafin Garcia Navarro, AIMPLAS, Head of Injection and Design Department, València, Spanien
Nowadays there are different plastic materials commercially available for 3D printing applications but not all of them fulfil the requirements in terms of properties and process ability by extrusion and 3D printing technologies. The development of new materials with customized properties is gaining interest by electronics, transport companies, biomedicine and other industrial sectors. The modification of polymers with carbon based fillers to obtain electrically conductive compounds is currently a very attractive issue for researchers. In this presentation, Serafin will discuss the main innovations achieved in terms of conductive products obtained by fused deposition modeling (FDM). AIMPLAS has developed an environmental sustainable compound based on bio based plastic materials partially from renewable resources and graphite. This innovative material has demonstrated capacitive properties for the base of lamps manufactured by 3D Printing.


Serafin Garcia Navarro
AIMPLAS, Head of Injection and Design Department, València, Spanien