Integrating Polymer Derived Ceramics with FFF 3D Printing

Materials Science and Engineering Seminar

Apoorv Kulkarni, PhD Candidate

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Michigan Technological University

Abstract: In this presentation, manufacturing polymer derived ceramics (PDCs) by integrating Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) type 3D printing (filament-based desktop 3D printing) will be introduced. The 3D printed structures are used as sacrificial scaffolds to create ceramic structures. The method relies on the advantage of shaping abilities of 3D printing to manufacture complex ceramic materials more easily. By using FFF 3D printing and PDCs, the costs of ceramic additive manufacturing can be cut down by a significant margin. The structures then can be used for applications like scaffoldings for bone tissue regeneration, heat radiation shielding, chemical/gas filters, and other.

Bio: Mr. Apoorv Kulkarni completed his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering in India from University of Pune in 2016. Then he finished his MS degree at Michigan Tech in Material Science and Engineering department last fall.  He is currently enrolled in a collaborative graduate program between University of Trento, Italy and Michigan Tech, and is supervised by Dr. Joshua Pearce. He worked with Dr. Wagner from MET department on accelerated corrosion testing of heat treated and non-heat treated 6 series aluminum alloys.

Apart from research, he is a musician, playing many instruments like Indian classical flute, drums, guitar, bass, violin. He printed his own 3D guitar to combine his hobby and research. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Minerals and Materials Engineering Building (M&M), 610
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

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