Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Mechanical Engineering


Yirong Lin


The Additive Manufacturing industry, in the last years [1] has shown a great push with the development and inclusion of new technologies that have enable the engineering world to achieve great advances. As a consequence of this surge of new technology deriving from the basic principle that conforms additive manufacturing, according to the ASTM a total of seven categories have been defined. The inclusion of these new technologies and the ongoing advances in material implementation has provided the industry with a degree of freedom never seen before, leading to the creation of new solutions to existing problems that seemed impossible only a couple of years ago. To better understand these technologies, we characterize and analyze the implementation of current Additive Manufacturing techniques that derive from the main 7 categories and how they can be implemented for the creation both ceramic and polymer structures and their respective engineering implementations. Both SLS and DIW have proven to be effective methods when experimenting and characterizing materials for innovative implementations. Testing and experimentation to develop and characterize printing parameters was essential in both instances, as it was the defining factor that dictated the success of the material implemented. This investigation proved the possibility of implementing polymers such as BIM and ceramics like porcelain as unconventional materials for 3D printing that allow for exploration of unique applications.




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51 p.

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Rights Holder

Jesus Javier Mata