OJCM  Vol.6 No.1 , January 2016
3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fibre Reinforced Thermo-Plastic (CFRTP) Tensile Test Specimens
Abstract: A study was conducted to evaluate the current production capabilities of the Mark One? 3D printer in printing carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) tensile test specimens according to the JIS K 7073 by making use of fused deposition modelling. Several different types of CFRTP tensile test specimens are printed and are tensile tested in the longitudinal direction to obtain an overview of the mechanical properties of 3D printed CFRTP material. These properties are compared with the literature values known for composite materials to see if these agree. The main goal of this research is to increase the knowledge of the 3D printing process of CFRTP and to later use this knowledge to further improve the 3D printing process to obtain stronger 3D printed CFRTP materials.
Cite this paper: van der Klift, F. , Koga, Y. , Todoroki, A. , Ueda, M. , Hirano, Y. and Matsuzaki, R. (2016) 3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fibre Reinforced Thermo-Plastic (CFRTP) Tensile Test Specimens. Open Journal of Composite Materials, 6, 18-27. doi: 10.4236/ojcm.2016.61003.

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