A Study on Contact Angle and Surface Tension on Copper-ABS for FDM Feedstock

Nasuha Sa'ude, N.M.A. Isa, M. Ibrahim, Mohd Halim Irwan Ibrahim
2014 Applied Mechanics and Materials  
This paper presents the development of a new Copper-ABS feedstock material by the injection molding machine. The material consists of copper powder filled in an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) binder and surfactant material. In this study, the effect of metal filled ABS and binder content on the contact angle and surface tension was investigated experimentally. The detailed formulations of compounding ratio with various combinations of a new Copper-ABS feedstock was done by volume
more » ... e by volume percentage (vol. %). Based on the result obtained, an increment by vol. % of copper filler in ABS effected on contact angle and surface tension results. With highly filled copper content in ABS composites increase the surface tension value. It can be observed that, the tendency of the liquid surface that allow to resist an external force in PMC material through an injection molding process.
doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.607.747 fatcat:3k4vog4yrrd7bm5tr5rq4ybfeq