Title: Determination of the effect of part orientation to the strength value on additive manufacturing FDM for end-use parts by physical testing and validation via three-dimensional finite element analysis

Authors: R.H. Hambali; P. Smith; A.E.W. Rennie

Addresses: Lancaster Product Development Unit, Department of Engineering, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YR, UK; Faculty of Manufacturing, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia. ' Lancaster Product Development Unit, Department of Engineering, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YT, UK. ' Lancaster Product Development Unit, Department of Engineering, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YT, UK

Abstract: Determining the mechanical properties of the parts manufactured from additive manufacturing (AM) technology is important for manufacture end-use functional parts, known as rapid manufacturing (RM). It is important, within RM design, to verify to some degree of confidence that a part designed to be manufactured using this technology will be suitable and fit to function as intended, prior to committing to manufacture. The method of doing this is to perform physical testing on fabricated parts and validate via finite element analysis (FEA) on the parts.

Keywords: additive manufacturing; fused deposition modelling; FDM; 3D FEA; anisotropic; part orientation; strength; finite element analysis; rapid manufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMATEI.2012.049266

International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, 2012 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.269 - 281

Published online: 28 Sep 2012 *

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