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Title: Reactive polymer fused deposition manufacturing

Methods and compositions for additive manufacturing that include reactive or thermosetting polymers, such as urethanes and epoxies. The polymers are melted, partially cross-linked prior to the depositing, deposited to form a component object, solidified, and fully cross-linked. These polymers form networks of chemical bonds that span the deposited layers. Application of a directional electromagnetic field can be applied to aromatic polymers after deposition to align the polymers for improved bonding between the deposited layers.
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UT-Battelle, LLC ORNL
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Patent File Date: 2014 Apr 14
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States

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  • Vega, E. J.; Cabezas, M. G.; Muñoz-Sánchez, B. N.
  • The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 70, Issue 5-8, p. 1395-1402
  • DOI: 10.1007/s00170-013-5357-3

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