Type

Journal Article

Authors

Dermot Brabazon
Nigel J. Kent
Lina Jolivet
Paul F. O'Neill

Subjects

Engineering

Topics
embossing wear rate ink jetting materials 3d printing mechanical engineering compressive strength polyjet

Physical integrity of 3D printed parts for use as embossing tools (2017)

Abstract On inception, 3D printed parts were typically used at prototyping stage to give the end user/customer a real world concept of how the part may appear when traditional manufacturing techniques were employed for final part fabrication. In this context, mechanical properties such as load bearing capacity or wear rate were not typically of primary concern. This paper investigates, given the advances in 3D printing technology, the potential for using 3D printed parts for high throughput embossing tools. The key mechanical properties for embossing tools are compression and wear rate. To this end, commercially available engineering grade photopolymer materials were characterised in terms of compression and wear using ASTM D695 and ASTM G99 standards respectively. Parts were fabricated via the Polyjet ink-jetting 3D printing technique using the commercially available Connex 260 from Stratasys. Given the nature of the fabrication technique, differences in compressive strength of the material based on orientation of build were also investigated.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Article
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Mechanical engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre (APTRC)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Materials

Full list of authors on original publication

Dermot Brabazon, Nigel J. Kent, Lina Jolivet, Paul F. O'Neill

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Dermot Brabazon
Dublin City University
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Nigel J. Kent
Dublin City University
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Paul F. O'Neill
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 7