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