3D printing or graphene-based nanocomposite for thermal control applications

Reference number 2018-03185
Coordinator GraphMaTech AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 900 000
Project duration December 2018 - May 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Innovative Startups
Call Innovative Startups Step 2 autumn 2018

Purpose and goal

The objective is to develop graphene-based nanocomposites in the shape of 3D-printable filaments with extremely high thermal- and electrical conductivity. There is a dire need of improved thermal management materials, as insufficient heat removal currently prohibits many innovations within electronics and energy storage. This project aims to rectify this matter, and prepare filaments with extraordinary properties for market introduction. For the evaluation of the product, the bar is set for a 20% increase in thermal conductivity compared to current state of the art values.

Expected results and effects

Record-breaking values in terms of thermal conductivity for plastic filaments are expected, which could have a profound impact on thermal management in various applications. Provided that this novel composite obtains such properties, it would enable many potential innovations within electronics and energy storage that are currently limited by poor thermal management. This project will also establish information regarding the market conditions for implementing this kind of composite product.

Planned approach and implementation

This project will include a market assessment, formulation of the graphene-based nanocomposite, extensive characterization, evaluation and optimization of the thermal and electrical conductivity, optimizing the 3D-printability, and also client validation of the product.

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