Evaluation of 3D printed materials used to print WR10 horn antennas
Paper in proceedings, 2016

A WR10 waveguide horn antenna is 3D printed with three different materials. The antennas are printed on a fusion deposition modeling delta 3D printer built in house at Chalmers University of Technology. The different plastic materials used are an electrically conductive Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), a thermally conductive polylactic acid containing 35% copper, and a tough Amphora polymer containing at least 20% carbon fiber. The antennas are all printed with a 0.25 mm nozzle and 100 μm layer thickness and the software settings are tuned to give maximum quality for each material. The three 3D printed horn antennas are compared when it comes to cost, time and material properties.

Author

Elof Köhler

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Sofia Rahiminejad

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Peter Enoksson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

17426588 (ISSN) 17426596 (eISSN)

Vol. 757 1

Subject Categories

Materials Engineering

DOI

10.1088/1742-6596/757/1/012026

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9/21/2018