Tensile Properties of Processed 3D Printer ZP150 Powder Material


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3D Printing is one of the few powder-bed type rapid prototyping (RP) technologies, which allows fabrication of parts using powder materials. Understanding of mechanical properties of 3D parts made by this process is essential to explore more applications of this technology. In general, the mechanical properties of many RP produced parts depend on the process parameters andalso on post-processing methods of that RP process. Very few studies have been made to characterize the mechanical properties of 3D Printing processed parts. This paper presents an experimental investigation on how tensile properties of parts fabricated by 3D Printing is affected by 3D Printing build orientation, and by post-processing methods of infiltration process and drying of parts. Results obtained forvarious parameters are compared to investigate the optimum procedure to achieve the highest tensile strength using ZP150 powder material.



Edited by:

Jin Yun and Dehuai Zeng






S. H. Gharaie et al., "Tensile Properties of Processed 3D Printer ZP150 Powder Material", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 699, pp. 813-816, 2013

Online since:

May 2013




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