MORE | Fall 2020

Study the Mechanical Properties of Stereolithography 3D printed Polymer Nanodiamond Composite

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The goal of this project is to study the mechanical properties of Nanodiamond (ND) fillers in nanocomposite resin for Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers. In pursuit of this goal, three specific research objectives will seek to: (1) Study the mixing process of ND-OH in SLA printable acrylate resin, (2) Study the printing parameters for the nanocomposite resin and comparing to pure acrylate resin, (3) Evaluate how the printed polymer structure could be enhanced in mechanical properties. The future work adheres to using various other ND-organic compounds for mixing with acrylate resin and trying to print them.

Student researcher

Prathamesh Sandeep Mhatre

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Graduation date: Fall 2020