3D printed cork/polyurethane composite foams
authors Gama, N; Ferreira, A; Barros-Timmons, A
nationality International
journal MATERIALS & DESIGN
author keywords Polyurethane foam; Cork; Composites; Added manufacture; 3D printing
keywords POLYURETHANE FOAMS; MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL-PROPERTIES; CRUDE GLYCEROL; THERMAL-CONDUCTIVITY; CORK; DIFFUSIVITY; ABSORPTION
abstract Even though the production of 3D printed foams has already been widely studied, the main focus of the reports has been on their mechanical properties or their cushion behavior. In the present work a preliminary approach is made concerning the potential application of 3D printed PU foams for thermal applications with enhanced mechanical properties. For that propose, cork was used to enhance the properties of the resulting 3D printed composite foams. From the results obtained, it was observed that the addition of cork decreased the density and thermal conductivity of the ensuing foams. The stiffness of the ensuing composites was also reduced. Yet, the use of cork did not affect the thermal stability of the composites. Finally, the layer-to-layer bonding was evaluated and the results suggest that the addition of cork may not jeopardize the performance of the 3D printed PU foams. Besides their thermal insulation properties, the elastomeric behavior of the 3D printed foams produced may find applications that combine thermal insulation with damping properties. Furthermore, advances in the 3D printing technology may increase the range of applications of these foams. (c) 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
publisher ELSEVIER SCI LTD
issn 0264-1275
year published 2019
volume 179
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/j.matdes.2019.107905
web of science category Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
subject category Materials Science
unique article identifier WOS:000474199800001
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