A Material-Recycling Unit for the Fused Deposition Modelling of Three-Dimensional Printing Systems



Nattukallingal, Mohammed Nuwaid, Ran, Ziying and Abass, Ahmed ORCID: 0000-0002-8622-4632
(2023) A Material-Recycling Unit for the Fused Deposition Modelling of Three-Dimensional Printing Systems. APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL, 13 (13). p. 7515.

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Abstract

<jats:p>Fused deposition modelling (FDM) three-dimensional (3D) printing technology is one of the most common additive manufacturing (AM) technologies due to the relatively low cost of the printing units and materials. Although cost-effective, this technology is not conceived to convert 100% of the raw material into a complete product, creating a potential plastic waste problem. To recycle the plastic waste from the FDM machine into reusable filaments, the concept of a 3D printer material-recycling machine (3DP-MRM) was developed using CREO Parametric 9.0 software. A prototype with four systems, including a spooler system, extruder system, display system, and filament-positioning system, was manufactured in-house with complete run experiments. The tests of the 3DP-MRM were applied, and the machine worked successfully among all the designed functions with minor issues.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: recycling, fused deposition modelling, 3D printing, additive manufacturing
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2023 07:44
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2023 02:27
DOI: 10.3390/app13137515
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3171250