Development of modified UV resin w/ carbon fibers and DLP printing
The ongoing research of ADRINE in the field of advanced materials for additive manufacturing resulted in the in-house development of modified UV resin dopped with chopped carbon fibers. The initial aim is to fabricate a thermosetting 3D printing material with enhanced properties in terms of mechanical as well as thermal or electrical behavior.
After a long period of trials, ADRINE managed to demonstrate a stable UV resin mixture, which was used to print the first showcase components via DLP printing.
Research is still ongoing and the next steps include trials with higher carbon fiber loadings, mechanical and physical property testing, as well as the development of a hybrid grade of UV resin by introducing additional nanomaterials.