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Influence of Copper Filled Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Composite's on Mechanical Properties in Injection Molding Process

Mr. Sandeep V. Raut, Dr. Md.Abid Ali, Dr. Vijaykumar S. Jatti


Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is one of the ideal material for direct digital, functional prototyping and conceptual modeling manufacturing. The manufacturers are different technologies and the methods to enhance the properties of the product. The focus is shifted from the pure material to the composites for the designing the product. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effect of different composition of copper (Cu) powder on the mechanical properties of the ABS-Cu composites. Different compositions of ABS-Cu composite with different weight percentage of specific material were prepared using Injection Molding machine. Specimens of ABS-Cu composite were made for the dry sliding wear test and hardness test as per ASTM standard. Result shows that, with increase in copper percentage in the composite, there is a decrease in surface hardness and coefficient of friction in ABS-Cu composite. These conclusions will be consider in engineering designs and will give improvement towards the mechanical properties of the material.

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