Study of Different Printing Design Type Polymer Samples Prepared by Additive Manufacturing

  • Lucie Zarybnicka Department of Technical Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Tolsteho 1556/16, Jihlava, 586 01, Czech Republic; Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Centre Telc, Prosecka 809/76, Praha 9, 190 00, Czech Republic
  • Karel Dvorak Department of Technical Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Tolsteho 1556/16, Jihlava, 586 01, Czech Republic
  • Zdenka Dostalova Department of Technical Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Tolsteho 1556/16, Jihlava, 586 01, Czech Republic
  • Hana Vojackova Department of Technical Studies, College of Polytechnics Jihlava, Tolsteho 1556/16, Jihlava, 586 01, Czech Republic

Abstract

3D printing is one of the most progressive additive technologies today. It finds its application also in industry. In terms of mechanical properties, the printing design of the product is an important parameter. The presented study investigates the effects of the printing design of a thin-walled 3D polymer model on the mechanical properties of the model. The material used for printing was acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and the 3D print method was Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). ABS was tested at various die temperatures and with various printing designs at a constant 3D print speed and identical print bed temperature. We examined the effect of printing temperature and product printing design on the resulting mechanical properties. We compared theoretical and experimental results by CAE–FEM Advanced Simulation modules. Results tensile deformations at maximum load by experiment and simulations are comparable. The best results of testing the mechanical properties were found in the pattern printed at a 45° angle at temperature 285 °C.

Keywords: thin-walled model, ABS, FDM, mechanical properties, simulation
Published online
2019-10-10
How to Cite
Zarybnicka, L., Dvorak, K., Dostalova, Z. and Vojackova, H. “Study of Different Printing Design Type Polymer Samples Prepared by Additive Manufacturing”, Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPch.13991.
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