Additive Manufactured Parts Specifications and Applications in Catalytic Substrates and Fuel Cells

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at IROST organization.

2 School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Along with simulation and data processing tools, computer-aided manufacturing technologies have changed the design and manufacturing methods of functional parts. However, the emerging field of fuel cells and catalytic technology in chemical engineering is also of great interest. In addition to expanding the capabilities of 3D printing, the graceful transfer of digital data and physical parts in these manufacturing methods will be beneficial to research in the design of reactors and structured catalysts, as well as micro fuel cells. Additive manufacturing combines theory and experiment by enabling the design of optimized geometries using computational fluid dynamics. Considering computational modeling and 3D printing as digital tools, this article addresses the design and construction of new structured reactors and fuel cells and also explores the fabrication of micro and solid oxide fuel cells using Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Digital Light Processing (DLP). In this article, we discuss how digital fabrication and computational modeling are intertwined in the field of manufacturing engineering, materials science and chemistry.


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