1st Edition

Handbook of Sustainable Polymers for Additive Manufacturing

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ISBN 9781138478886
November 9, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
584 Pages

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Book Description

Handbook of Sustainable Polymers for Additive Manufacturing provides the latest technical information on sustainable materials used in additive manufacturing (AM). Topics covered include an up-to-date and extensive overview of raw materials, their chemistry, and functional properties of their commercial versions; a description of the relevant AM processes, products, applications, and limitations; and a forecast of sustainable materials used in AM, their properties, and applications in the near future. Data included are relative to current commercial products and are presented in easy to read tables and charts.

  • Features up-to-date information and data of actual commercial materials
  • Offers a broad survey of state-of the-art information
  • Forecasts future materials, applications, and areas of R&D
  • Contains simple language, explains technical terms, and minimizes technical lingo

This book appeals to a diverse audience of academic, technical, and business professionals in the fields of materials, mechanical, chemical, and manufacturing engineering.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Sustainable Polymers. 2. Introduction to Additive Manufacturing (AM). 3. Feedstocks for Sustainable Polymers for AM. 4. Overview of Commercial Sustainable Polymers for AM. 5. 3D Printers for Sustainable Polymers for AM. 6. Future of Sustainable Polymers for AM. 7. Conclusions.

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Antonio Paesano is currently Additive Manufacturing (AM) Lead at The Boeing Company. He earned a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy), and M.S. in Polymer Science from the University of Ferrara (Italy). He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and a trained Back Belt.

His work experience encompasses AM, engineering polymers, composite and advanced engineering materials, design, advanced manufacturing, testing and analysis, correlation material properties-process parameters-product performance, product development, metrology, applied statistics, and quality improvement. He holds six patents, authored and co-authored more than 50 technical papers and two book chapters in his areas of expertise. He has been the scientific chair of symposia on AM, sustainable polymers, and innovation in aerospace.

He has been an invited speaker in AM at conferences and workshops. His paper on sustainable polymers for AM received the 2017 SAMPE/CAMX Award for "outstanding technical paper". He also received the 2018 Knowledge Management Award by the Boeing Technical Journal for his co-authored paper on fatigue testing and analysis, and the 2020 Boeing Innovation Award for improved processing of composite materials.

Throughout his career, he has identifyed, accelerated, and integrated innovation in products from transportation to construction, marine, sports, military, and aerospace. Prior to joining Boeing, he held positions in engineering, R&D, and management at Magnaghi Aeronautica SpA, Italian National Research Council, FIAT Research Center, University of Delaware, and The Dow Chemical Company. He has also served as mentor, advisor, consultant, instructor to companies, academia, and government, and as adjunct faculty in Italy and US.