Novel hybrid method to additively manufacture denser graphite structures using Binder Jetting

Vladimir Popov, Alexander Fleisher, Gary Muller-Kamskii, Andrei Shishkin, Alexander Katz-Demyanetz, Nahum Travitzky, Saurav Goel

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Abstract

This study introduces two hybrid processes integrating an additive manufacturing technique with post-processing treatments namely (i) Binder Jetting Printing (BJP) + Cold Isostatic Pressing (CIP) + cycle and (ii) BJP + cycle where cycle refers to a sequence of Impregnation—Drying—Pyrolysis. These two new processes yielded additively manufactured parts with higher density and reduced defects/porosities. As a testbed, we used these new processes to fabricate graphite structures. The samples produced by both methods were compared with each other and benchmarked to the samples produced by (a) BJP alone and (b) Traditional uniaxial pressing like compaction moulding. Various characterisation methods were used to investigate the microstructure and mechanical properties which showed that the porosity of hybrid manufactured samples reduces from 55% to a record 7%. This technological pathway is expected to create a new avalanche of industrial applications that are hitherto unexplored in the arena of hybrid additive manufacturing with BJP method.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2438
JournalScientific Reports
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

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