STRENGTH OF ABS PARTS PRODUCED BY FUSED DEPOSITION MODELLING TECHNOLOGY – A CRITICAL ORIENTATION PROBLEM
Filip Górski 1  
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Wiesław Kuczko 1  
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Paweł Buń 1  
 
 
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Chair of Management and Production Engineering, Poznań University of Technology, Piotrowo 3, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
Publication date: 2015-05-14
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2015; 9(26):12–19
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Numerous experimental studies, including experiments performed by the authors, have shown that the part orientation during layer deposition has a very strong influence on final strength of a product manufactured by additive Fused Deposition Technology. The paper presents the results of tensile, bending and impact strength tests performed on samples of various orientations, made out of ABS material using FDM technology. The results of these tests allowed discovering a unique phenomenon – with the changing orientation, not only the values of strength indexes change, but macroscopic material behavior under load as well. The transition between a “yield point” and “brittle” material usually happens in a certain range of orientation values, named a critical orientation by the authors. The paper indicates supposed ranges of critical orientation for various types of loads.