Mechanical, Thermal and Electrical Properties of Acrilonitril Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Composites Filled with Bronze Powder

Chifor V., Orban R. L. , TEKİNER Z. , Turker M.

4th International Conference on Powder Metallurgy, RoPM 2009, Craiova, Romanya, 8 - 11 Temmuz 2009, cilt.672, ss.179-180 identifier identifier


This article reports on an experimental study of the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of bronze-ABS composites containing 5, 10, 20, 30 vol.% of bronze powder. The mechanical properties such as ultimate tensile strength, elongation at fracture, modulus of elasticity, melt flow rate (MFR), hardness, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity of bronze powder filler embedded in a ABS matrix were experimentally investigated. Thermal and electrical conductivity measurements were performed up to a filler concentration of 30 vol.%. The tensile strength, elongation, MFR values continuously decreased with increasing the bronze powder content. However, modulus of elasticity and hardness increased with increasing the bronze content. Thermal and electrical conductivity of the composites was found to be higher for ABS-20 vol.% bronze composites than that of the other composites.