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FDM Process Optimisation for Low Surface Roughness and Energy Consumption

Elkaseer, A.; Schneider, S.; Scholz, S. ORCID iD icon

Abstract (englisch):

This paper reports on an experiment-based investigation into the effect of different process parameters on the performance of the FDM process. In particular, the influence of five process parameters, namely infill percentage, layer thickness, printing speed, printing temperature and surface inclination angle, were examined and the resultant surface roughness and energy consumption were utilized as quality marks. Statistical study and ANOVA analysis of the experimental results were conducted and the influence of the examined parameters and their interaction effects were discussed and the optimal parameters for minimum surface roughness and energy consumption were identified. It is found that the surface inclination angle is the most significant parameter affecting the achievable surface roughness followed by the layer thickness and printing speed. Nevertheless, printing speed is found to be the most significant factor on the energy consumption while layer thickness came second, followed by the interaction effect of the layer thickness and printing temperature.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Automation und angewandte Informatik (IAI)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000098790
HGF-Programm 43.22.03 (POF III, LK 01) Printed Materials and Systems
Erschienen in 3RD World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing, Raleigh WCMNM 2019, North Carolina, USA, 10th - 12th September
Veranstaltung 3rd World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing (WCMNM 2019), Raleigh, NC, USA, 10.09.2019 – 12.09.2019
Schlagwörter FDM printing, process optimisation, process parameters, surface roughness, energy consumption
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