Next Gen 3D

Next Generation 3D-Printing

What is it about?

The FFG cooperation and innovation project NextGen3D deals with the materials development for the industrial additive manufacturing. Polyolefins should be developed and optimized for extrusion-based additive manufacturing, as such polymers are not commercially available. The impact strength and the heat deflection temperature of the polyolefins are higher than the normally used polymers for extrusion-based additive manufacturing.

Project name: Next Generation 3D-Printing

Short name: NextGen3D


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Key publications

Spoerk, Martin & Sapkota, Janak & Weingrill, Georg & Fischinger, Thomas & Arbeiter, Florian & Holzer, Clemens. (2017). Shrinkage and Warpage Optimization of Expanded-Perlite-Filled Polypropylene Composites in Extrusion-Based Additive Manufacturing. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. 1700143. 10.1002/mame.201700143



Spoerk, Martin; Savandaiah, Chethan; Arbeiter, Florian; Schuschnigg, Stephan; Holzer, Clemens. (2017).Properties of glass filled polypropylene for fused filament fabrication. Society of Plastics Engineers - ANTEC conference 2017.



Type of funding and duration

Funded by: Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Grant agreement No. 848624, 2015-2018



Coordinator: Prof. Ludwig Cardon