Epoxy-based blends printable in a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) printer were studied. Diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) mixed with Diethyltoluene diamine (DETDA) was used due to the easy processing in liquid form at room temperature and slower reactivity until heated over 150 ∘ C. The DGEBA/DETDA resin was mixed with a commercial daylight photocurable resin used for LCD screen 3D printing. Calorimetric, dynamic mechanical and rheology testing were carried out on the resulting blends. The daylight resins showed to be thermally curable. Resin’s processability in the LCD printer was evaluated for all the blends by rheology and by 3D printing trials. The best printing conditions were determined by a speed cure test. The use of a thermal post-curing cycle after the standard photocuring in the LCD printer enhanced the glass transition temperature Tg of the daylight resin from 45 to 137 ∘ C when post-curing temperatures up to 180 ∘ C were used. The Tg reached a value of 174 ∘ C mixing 50 wt% of DGEBA/DETDA resin with the photocurable resin when high temperature cure cycle was used.

Epoxy Based Blends for Additive Manufacturing by Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Printing: The Effect of Blending and Dual Curing on Daylight Curable Resins

Claudio Tosto
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Eugenio Pergolizzi;Ignazio Blanco;Antonella Patti;Gianluca Cicala
2020

Abstract

Epoxy-based blends printable in a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) printer were studied. Diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) mixed with Diethyltoluene diamine (DETDA) was used due to the easy processing in liquid form at room temperature and slower reactivity until heated over 150 ∘ C. The DGEBA/DETDA resin was mixed with a commercial daylight photocurable resin used for LCD screen 3D printing. Calorimetric, dynamic mechanical and rheology testing were carried out on the resulting blends. The daylight resins showed to be thermally curable. Resin’s processability in the LCD printer was evaluated for all the blends by rheology and by 3D printing trials. The best printing conditions were determined by a speed cure test. The use of a thermal post-curing cycle after the standard photocuring in the LCD printer enhanced the glass transition temperature Tg of the daylight resin from 45 to 137 ∘ C when post-curing temperatures up to 180 ∘ C were used. The Tg reached a value of 174 ∘ C mixing 50 wt% of DGEBA/DETDA resin with the photocurable resin when high temperature cure cycle was used.
additive manufacturing; LCD printing; epoxy; polymer blends; thermomechanical properties
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