PROJECT: 3D MAGNET – 3D PRINTED POLYMER BONDED MAGNETS
The project is founded by Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and European Regional Development Fund. The focus of the project is to implement the technology of 3D printing in the field of polymer bonded magnets. The introduction of 3D printing using the method of Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) as an alternative technology for the production of polymer bonded magnets is aimed at lowering costs of a small-scale production while preserving good magnetic and mechanical properties, such as those obtainable by injection moulding. The main goals of the research project are to identify: (i) the optimal composition and properties of compound (filament) used for 3D printing of polymer bonded magnets and (ii) the optimal processing parameters of 3D printing, which would give printed polymer bonded magnets characteristics similar to those produced by injection moulding.