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Properties of ABS/Organic-Attapulgite Nanocomposites Parts Fabricated by Fused Deposition Modeling

Ling Wang1,2, Shenglong Jiang2, Chenchen Huang2, Pengyuan Dai2, Fenghua Liu2,*, Xiaopeng Qi1, Gaojie Xu2

1 Faculty of Materials Metallurgy and Chemistry, Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, Ganzhou, 341000, China
2 Key Laboratory of Additive Manufacturing Materials of Zhejiang Province, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, Ningbo, 315201, China

* Corresponding Author: Fenghua Liu. Email:

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Current Advances in Green Nanomaterials Applications)

Journal of Renewable Materials 2020, 8(11), 1505-1518.


The paper discusses the mechanical and thermal performance manifested in natural nanorods attapulgite (ATP) reinforced Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) nanocomposites in the process of fused deposition modeling (FDM). Molten extrusion technique was taken to manufacture the filaments of ABS/organic-attapulgite (OAT) nanocomposites with different mass fraction and the printing operation was made by one commercial FDM three-dimensional (3D) printer. Results indicate that the mechanical performance of these FDM 3D printed specimens are improved obviously via the introduction of OAT, and tensile strength of the ABS/OAT nanocomposites parts with only 2 wt% OAT addition is enhanced by 48.1%. At the same time, the addition OAT can reduce the linear expansion coefficient and creep flexibility, and improve the thermal stability and dimensional accuracy of these FDM 3D printed parts.


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Wang, L., Jiang, S., Huang, C., Dai, P., Liu, F. et al. (2020). Properties of ABS/Organic-Attapulgite Nanocomposites Parts Fabricated by Fused Deposition Modeling. Journal of Renewable Materials, 8(11), 1505–1518.


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