FDM 3D Printing of Environmental Friendly and High Strength Bio-based PC Filaments for Baby Toys

  • Park, Seong Je (Micro/Nano Scale Manufacturing R&D Group, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology) ;
  • Lee, Ji Eun (Micro/Nano Scale Manufacturing R&D Group, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology) ;
  • Park, Jean Ho (Micro/Nano Scale Manufacturing R&D Group, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology) ;
  • Lyu, Min-Young (Department of Mechanical System Design Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology) ;
  • Park, Keun (Department of Mechanical System Design Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology) ;
  • Koo, Myung Sool (Chemincal Research Center, Samyang Co.) ;
  • Jin, Sun Chul (Chemincal Research Center, Samyang Co.) ;
  • Kim, Ki Yong (Chemincal Research Center, Samyang Co.) ;
  • Son, Yong (Micro/Nano Scale Manufacturing R&D Group, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology)
  • Received : 2017.04.18
  • Accepted : 2017.05.08
  • Published : 2017.06.30


Due to the depletion of fossil oil and the increasing oil price, bio-plastic is currently topical. Bio-based plastics are synthesized from plant resources, unlike conventional petroleum-based counterparts. Therefore, the former minimizes global warming and reduces carbon dioxide emission. Fossil polycarbonate (PC)has good mechanical and optical properties, but its synthesis requires bisphenol-A and phosgene gas, which are toxic to humans. To address these problems, the fused deposition 3D printing process (hereafter, FDM) is studied using environmentally-friendly and high-strength bio-based PC. A comparisonof the environmental impact and tensile strength of fossil PC versus bio-based PC is presented herein, demonstrating that bio-based PC is more environmentally-friendly with higher tensile strength than fossil PC. The advantages of bio-based PC are applied in the FDM process for the fabrication of environmentally-friendly baby toys.


Grant : 3D 프린팅용 친환경 고강도 고분자 소재개발

Supported by : 산업통상자원부


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