1st Edition

Additive Manufacturing for Biocomposites and Synthetic Composites

Edited By M. T. Mastura, S. M. Sapuan, R. A. Ilyas Copyright 2024
    242 Pages 109 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Additive Manufacturing for Biocomposites and Synthetic Composites focuses on processes, engineering, and product design applications of bio-composites and synthetic composites in additive manufacturing (AM). It discusses the preparation and material characterization and selection, as well as future opportunities and challenges.

    • Reviews the latest research on the development of composites for AM and the preparation of composite feedstocks
    • Offers an analytical and statistical approach for the selection of composites for AM, including characterization of material properties
    • Emphasizes the use of environmentally friendly composites
    • Analyzes the lifecycle including costs
    • Considers potential new fibers, their selection, and future applications

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the application of advanced composite materials in AM and is aimed at researchers, engineers, and advanced students in materials and manufacturing engineering and related disciplines.

    1. Sustainable Biocomposites: Characterization and Applications in 3D and 4D Printing. 2. Fabrication Process of Biocomposites Filament for Fused Deposition Modeling: A Review. 3. Biodegradable Natural Fiber Polymer Composite as Future 3D Printing Feedstock: A Review. 4. Development of 3D Printing Filament Material Using Recycled Polypropylene (rPP) Reinforced with Coconut Fiber. 5. Advances in Polylactic Acid Composites with Biofiller as 3D Printing Filaments in Biomedical Applications. 6. An Overview of the Compression and Flexural Behaviours of Sandwich Composite Structure with 3D-Printed Core. 7. A Brief Review of the Structure Designed Using Metallic 3D Printing for Biomechanics Applications. 8. Investigation on the Effect of Different Joint-Based Topology of PLA Core Structure Using 3D Printing Technology. 9. Application of Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning) in Additive Manufacturing, Bio-Systems, Bio-Medicine and Composites. 10. Additive Manufacturing of Bio-Inspired Ceramic and Ceramic-Polymer Composite Lattice Structures.


    M.T. Matsura is with the Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia.

    S.M. Sapuan is Professor of Composite Materials at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

    R.A. Ilyas is Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.