Roderick Reber | SPE
Medical Plastics Virtual Symposium 2021

Roderick Reber

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Roderick REBER, Staff Technical Service Engineer, Arkema
Roderick Reber
Staff Technical Service Engineer
Additive Manufacturing with PEKK (Polyetherketoneketone): From Fused Filament Fabrication to Advanced Multi-axis Automated Fiber Placement

Among PAEKs, PEKK is uniquely well suited for additive manufacturing processes.  Its excellent physical properties and tunable melting + crystallization behavior make it ideal for the next generation of polymer manufacturing techniques.  These new processes require a re-thinking of how polymers flow, coalesce, and crystalize.  PEKK compositions and formulations can be optimized for the process –from functional parts made on desktop filament printers to the most sophisticated automated fiber placement systems.  We will discuss the latest material and process advancements in fused filament fabrication, selective laser sintering, and automated fiber placement of unidirectional tapes. 

About the Speaker

Roderick Reber is a Technical Service and Applications Development Engineer at Arkema Inc. He has over 10 years of experience working in high performance polymers research and applications development. He currently supports application development of Kepstan PEKK in traditional polymer processing methods and additive manufacturing. Roderick has an MBA from Villanova University, an MSc from Drexel University and a B.S from the Pennsylvania State University in Materials Science and Engineering.

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