Performance of Synthetic and Natural Polymer Blends using 3D Printing

Gajanan N. Thokal*, Chandrakant R. Patil**
*-** Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Ram Meghe Institute of Technology and Research, Maharashtra, India.
Periodicity:October - December'2019


This study investigates the blends specimen prepared using synthetic polymer like polyamide12 (PA12) and natural polymer like Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC) with formic acid solution. The various composition mixtures of synthetic and natural polymer have been prepared. The processing conditions and their influence on mechanical properties of specimens manufactured were evaluated as well as its biomechanical performance was observed. The static tests were performed to evaluate the compressive stress as well as young's modulus. The porosity measurements were done using gas porosimeter to access the strength. It was found that PA12/NCC blends had bone matching properties of goat and confirms that this can be an alternate material for implant applications.


Polyamide12 (PA12), Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC), Three Dimensional Printing (3DP), porosity, Formic Acid

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Thokal, G.N., and Patil, C. R. (2019). Performance of Synthetic and Natural Polymer Blends using 3D Printing. i-manager’s Journal on Material Science, 7(3), 43-52.


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