Additive manufacturing is transforming how products and parts are manufactured that in more cost-effective solution.
Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) enables the creation of products with freedom in design and choice of polymers, metals, and ceramics.
Recycled ABS Materials show numerous deleterious effects on molecular integrity of plastic materials, as seen in FTIR, XRF and GPC
Additive manufacturing calls for powder feedstock of metals, alloys and ceramics, with particle size typically in 100s nm – 10s μm range.
Additive manufacturing produces parts with geometric complexity, material composition gradient control, and lightweight structure design.
For 3D printed products, XPS can provide composition and bonding information for the top 5-10nm sample surfaces. Oftentimes, surface contamination/oxide thickness would affect the appearance (as well as performance when applicable) of the material, and XPS could help identify the source and/or cause.