Manufacturability of PLA parts reinforced with TiO2 nanoparticles by ultrasonic molding.
Macías Naranjo, Mariana
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The objective of the thesis is to define and to validate a methodology for the stabilization of process parameters in ultrasonic molding and to analyze the manufacturability of PLA parts reinforced with TiO2 nanoparticles in the ultrasonic molding process. Ultrasonic molding is a new technology used for micro-part molding, reducing the necessary energy, process times, and material waste. Validating a methodology for this process, PLA was processed with TiO2 nanoparticles to observe the response of the process in this combination of materials. In addition, to observe the influence of the concentration of nanoparticles by performing the characterization to find an application in the medical sector in the future.