1st Edition

Handbook of Sustainable Polymers for Additive Manufacturing

By Antonio Paesano Copyright 2022
    598 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    This book provides the latest technical information on sustainable materials that are feedstocks for 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, advantages, and limitations; prices and market data; 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.


    • Highlights 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
    • Includes over 200 tables, nearly 200 figures, and more than 1,700 references to technical publications, mostly very recent

    Handbook of Sustainable Polymers for Additive Manufacturing appeals to a diverse audience of students and academic, technical, and business professionals in the fields of materials science and mechanical, chemical, and manufacturing engineering.

    1. Sustainable Polymers for Additive Manufacturing. 2. Additive Manufacturing and Its Polymeric Feedstocks. 3. Poly(Lactic Acid). 4. Polyamide. 5. Polyhydroxyalkanoates. 6. Wood-Filled Feedstocks. 7. Cellulose. 8. Bamboo. 9. Lignin. 10. Trees and Natural Fibers. 11. Carbohydrates. 12. Hydrogels. 13. Polybutylene Succinate. 14. 3D Food Printing. 15. Acrylates. Appendices. Index.


    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.