Evaluation of additive manufactured composites for energy applications
ChemCubed is developing and manufacturing inks and coatings for flexible electronics and printing.
Composite materials and methods of additive manufacturing are provided for producing the composite materials with precisely-controlled properties. Examples of properties that can be precisely controlled in the composite material can include the hardness, tensile strength, elongation at break, flame retardancy etc. In various aspects the methods can include printing amounts of two or more curable liquids from a multichannel piezo head device to form a layer that can be cured by applying a wavelength of light from a light source. Preparing and testing of these materials are needed for commercialization.
CIEES team works with ChemCubed on evaluation of the advanced composites using the equipment available at the CIEES facility and the Composite Center.