Optimization of the Parameters for Surface Quality of the Open-source 3D Printing / Nor Aiman Sukindar...[et al.]

Sukindar, Nor Aiman and Mohd Ariffin, Mohd Kharul Anuar and Baharudin, B.T Hang Tuah and Jaafar, Che Nor Aiza and Shah Ismail, Mohd Idris (2017) Optimization of the Parameters for Surface Quality of the Open-source 3D Printing / Nor Aiman Sukindar...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 3 (1). pp. 33-43. ISSN 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X


Fused deposition modeling (FDM) or three-dimensional (3D) printing are becoming ubiquitous today because it allows the fabrication of 3D products directly from computer-aided design software. The quality of 3D parts is influenced by several parameters that need to be carefully tuned to obtain a high-quality final product. The surface finish of the finished parts is one of the major factors to consider because it affects both the dimensional accuracy and the functionality of the piece. Thus, the present study focuses on improving the surface finish of parts produced by FDM by manipulating different parameters such as layer height, raster angle, extruder temperature, printing speed, and percent infill. Polylactic acid was used for this study, which is a material present in filament form, and was extruded using a newly developed 3D printer; the Taguchi’s 35 design-of-experiment method was used to design the experiment. The results indicate that raster angle, extruder temperature, and layer thickness are the most influential process parameters of the surface quality of the final product.


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Sukindar, Nor Aiman
Mohd Ariffin, Mohd Kharul Anuar
Baharudin, B.T Hang Tuah
Jaafar, Che Nor Aiza
Shah Ismail, Mohd Idris
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X
Volume: SI 3
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 33-43
Keywords: FDM; three-dimensional; process parameters
Date: 2017
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/38508
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