Development of polymeric composite materials and prototypes with cork for large format additive manufacturing

  1. Burgos-Pintos, P. 1
  2. Romero-Ocaña, I. 1
  3. León, A. 1
  4. Delgado, F. 1
  5. Moreno-Sánchez, D. 2
  6. Moreno-Nieto, D. 2
  7. Relinque, J. 1
  8. Mata, M. 1
  9. Fernández-Delgado, N. 1
  10. Herrera, M. 1
  11. Sales, D.L. 1
  12. Molina, S. 1
  1. 1 Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, IMEYMAT, INNANOMAT, University of Cádiz, Río San Pedro Campus, 11510 Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain
  2. 2 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, Faculty Engineering, IMEYMAT, INNANOMAT, University of Cadiz, 11510 Puerto Real, Cadiz, Spain.
Revista de Materiales Compuestos

ISSN: 2531-0739

Année de publication: 2022

Type: Article

DOI: 10.23967/R.MATCOMP.2022.10.003 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openAccès ouvert editor

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The ADICORK project is associated with an agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Junta de Andalucía and the INNANOMAT research group of the University of Cádiz. It is oriented to the development of industrial applications with polymer-based composite materials based on cork, which allow the manufacture of innovative value-added products, using the technology of Large Format.Additive Manufacturing. This technology makes it possible to manufacture high-volumeindustrial products, compared to the usual additive manufacturing technologies.Some of the polymer bases studied to develop the composite materials presented in thiscommunication, within the framework of the indicated project, are ABS, PET-G, PLA and ASA.The incorporation of cork in the form of a microparticulate powder, properly processed, hasmade it possible to achieve improvements in certain properties of the composite materialsand, in some cases, after carrying out a screening, in the particle size. Among the propertiesthat have been improved, the mechanical and thermal ones stand out. With themethodology developed, it has been possible to obtain recyclable and more sustainablecomposite materials than the starting polymeric material.This type of technology has made it possible to obtain attractive and differentiated productsof complex geometries, based on and inspired by the territorial and natural origin of corkand its collection, which by other types of manufacturing processes could be impossible orvery expensive to create. The sectors in which these developments make sense are variedand in this communication we will focus on the presentation of prototypes developed withthe composite materials developed for the furniture, lighting and habitat sectors.