International Scientific Conference BALTTRIB, 2015

Surface Roughness Effect on the 3d Printed Butt Joints Strength

V. Kovan, G. Altan, E.S. Topal, H.E. Camurlu
Akdeniz University; Pamukkale University


Three-dimensional printing or 3D printing (also called additive manufacturing) is any of various processes used to make a three-dimensional object. Fused deposition modelling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing technology commonly used for modelling, prototyping, and production applications. It is one of the techniques used for 3D printing. FDM is somewhat restricted in the size and the variation of shapes that may be fabricated. For parts too large to fit on a single build, for faster job builds with less support material, or for parts with finer features, sectioning and bonding FDM parts is a great solution. The strength of adhesive bonded FDM parts is affected by the surface roughness. In this study, the layer thickness effect on bonding strength is experimentally studied and the results are discussed.



Keyword(s): 3D printing, surface roughness, pla, bonding strength

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