Composite Modeling and Analysis of FDM Prototypes for Design and Fabrication of Functionally Graded Parts 187 [article]

Longmei Li, Sun Bellehumeur C., P. Gu, Austin, The University Of Texas At, Austin, The University Of Texas At
Solid Freeform Fabrication technologies have potential to manufacture parts with locally controlled properties (LCP), which would allow concurrent design of part's geometry and desired properties. To a certain extent, Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) has the ability to fabricate parts with LCP by changing deposition density and deposition orientation. To fully exploit this potential, this paper reports a study on the mechanical properties of FDM prototypes, and related materials and fabrication
more » ... process issues. Both theoretical and experimental analyses of mechanical properties of FDM parts were carried out. To establish the constitutive models, a set of equations is proposed to determine the elastic constants of FDM prototypes. An example is provided to illustrate the model with LCP using FDM.
doi:10.26153/tsw/3262 fatcat:grz6yaveh5c3tk4oj277ru75wm