Impact of the Fused Deposition (FDM) Printing Process on Polylactic Acid (PLA) Chemistry and Structure

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Michael Arthur Cuiffo; Jeffrey Snyder; Alicia M. Elliott; Nicholas Romero; Sandhiya Kannan; Gary P. Halada;
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Applied Sciences (issn: 2076-3417)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/app7060579
  • Subject: PLA | fused deposition modeling (FDM) | surface characterization | vibrational spectroscopy | laser confocal microscopy | X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy | Technology | T | Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) | TA1-2040 | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5 | Physics | QC1-999 | Chemistry | QD1-999

Polylactic acid (PLA) is an organic polymer commonly used in fused deposition (FDM) printing and biomedical scaffolding that is biocompatible and immunologically inert. However, variations in source material quality and chemistry make it necessary to characterize the fi... View more
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