2A4_0102_ STUDY OF THE ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE OF SMART TEXTILES MADE OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED CONDUCTIVE POLY LACTIC ACID ON POLYESTER FABRICS

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Prisca A. Eutionnat-Diffo

Y. Chen

J. Guan

Aurélie Cayla

C. Campagne

X. Zeng

Vincent Nierstrasz

Published Aug 1, 2019

Abstract

In this study, conductive tracks are integrated onto textiles through Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process and the correlation between the FDM process parameters such as platform temperature and speed, the textile properties such as porosity, pattern, roughness, density and structure, and the electrical resistance of the smart textiles made of conductive poly lactic acid polymer printed on fabrics is investigated.
In addition to study and understand the electrical properties of these conductive materials deposited onto textiles, they are maximized to guarantee their use in smart textiles field. The surface resistance measurements of the materials were carried out using a concentric ring probe technique. Findings are promising and important in the development of functionalized textiles as they demonstrate the feasibility of enhancing the electrical conductivity of textile composite materials through theoretical models based on the experimental data.


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