Date of Award

Fall 2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering - (M.S.)

Department

Chemical and Materials Engineering

First Advisor

Ravindra, N. M.

Second Advisor

Basuray, S.

Third Advisor

Jaffe, Michael

Abstract

Additive manufacturing (AM), or commonly known as 3D printing, has introduced to the manufacturing and commercial sectors novel ways of reducing production times, decreasing material waste, and enabling end products with multi-material configuration and complex geometric designs. From industrial scale to customer-based printers, AM has revolutionized the approach to manufacturing, prototyping, and designing in the field of medical, automotive, aerospace, biomedical, electronics and customizable products. Recently, additive manufacturing has crossed over to the area of applications in magnetism due to the economic push for the miniaturization of electronic and mechanical devices, reduction in production costs and material & design flexibility.

The goal of this research is to add to the groundwork for the additive manufacturing with NdFeB bonded and organic based magnetic materials. Development of 3D printing methods will open doors to new applications in magnetism and will lead to significant opportunities in its applications. NdFeB bonded composites and organic based magnetic materials will be converted to feedstock and implemented into the 3D printer to fabricate magnetic objects with complex and unique shapes. The molecular, electronic and structural properties of these materials will be characterized using various analytical and physical methods and the results will be compared.

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