Compressive Behaviour of 3D Printed Polymeric Gyroid Cellular Lattice Structure

Gopal K Maharjan, Sohaib Z Khan, Syed H Riza, SH Masood
2018 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering  
3D cellular lattice structures have multiple applicat ions in engineering including uses in crash resistant and protective equipment. Gyroid type lattice structure has a complex geo metric shape, which is very difficu lt to manufacture by conventional manufacturing processes. Additive manufacturing (AM) technique such as Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) offers a convenient approach to fabricate such structure provided supports are carefully selected or avoided during their manufacture. This
more » ... nufacture. This study involves designing the Schoen Gyroid type 3D lattice structure with different unit cell sizes and volume fractions and evaluating their manufacturability on the FDM 3D Printing mach ine. The study also presents the comprehensive behaviour of different Schoen Gy roid samples of four different unit cell sizes (ranging fro m 6 to 12 mm) and three different volume fract ions of 14%, 20% and 25%. A ll the samples in this study where built without support. Results show that the smallest unit cell of size 6mm and the highest volume fraction of 25% was found to have the highest compressive strength among the samples tested in this study.
doi:10.1088/1757-899x/455/1/012047 fatcat:vkzb5wkorvdbfcsyrdhroy2qkm