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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF CONDUCTIVE PARTS USING METAL-POLYMER COMPOSITES

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Authors
Murray, Shawn C.
Subjects
additive manufacturing
AM
conformal antenna
metal-polymer composite
basic antenna design
conductive polymers
conductive composites
ASTM for metal-polymer composites
antenna theory
mechanical properties of 3D printing
electrical theory of wires
thermal properties of polymer composites
annealing of metal-polymers composites
electrically conductive paste
Advisors
Gunduz, Ibrahim E.
Date of Issue
2020-12
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Additive manufacturing (AM) is used to build a wide array of parts with a unique control of geometry and composition, but it has had limited success in highly electrically conductive three-dimensional (3D) materials. This study investigates the AM of metal-based conductive materials. The research also investigates the mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of printed parts and printing conditions.  The results of the research will help to understand and improve the use of AM of metal-based conductive materials and their applicability to ship board uses. For example, the Navy uses antennas for several applications that require a large amount of surface area and by embedding the antennas in load-bearing bulkheads or other structures, the functional space can be increased.
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Thesis
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
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Approved for public release. distribution is unlimited
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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