Intro to Thermoplastics and Their Use in Material Extrusion in 3D Printing 

This session by Dr. Tom Mulholland will focus on a broad overview of thermoplastic materials including basic polymer science, thermoplastic chemistry families, and process-induced considerations for material extrusion 3D printing. Viewers will leave with a deeper understanding of polymer science for both amorphous and semicrystalline polymers and the general landscape of polymer classes used in industry. This session will also discuss some of the process-induced challenges of material extrusion 3D printing and connect that back to the concepts introduced on polymer science.