Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Analyzing the Composite 3D Printer Frame for Rigidity Abstract Additive Manufacturing offers a wide variety of options when it comes to the construction of a part. Different infill patterns, infill densities, varying shell thickness, and different materials all have different effects on the final strength of a functional 3D printed part. This paper studies the benefits of using a fused deposition modeling (FDM) process to print a part completely hollow and fill the completed hollow shell with epoxy resin to create a solid component. FDM is also known as fused filament fabrication (FFF). Often times, large functional FDM parts can take quite a long time to complete printing due to high strength setting requirements. Hollow parts can print much faster than parts with infill, then be filled with an epoxy resin to create a solid part in much less time. When cured, the resin filled components will produce a stronger and more rigid finished product than a printing the part with comparable print settings. To illustrate this, a 3D printer frame was designed, analyzed with an FEM simulation and fabricated.
Holman, J. M., & Serdar, T. (2018, June), Analyzing the Composite 3-D Printer Frame for Rigidity Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29803
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