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Determination of the effect of part orientation to the strength value on additive manufacturing FDM for end-use parts by physical testing and validation via three-dimensional finite element analysis

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2012
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation
Issue number3-4
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)269-281
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Determining the mechanical properties of parts manufactured from additive manufacturing (AM) technology is important for manufacture of end-use functional parts, known as Rapid Manufacturing (RM). It is important, within RM design, to verify to some degree of confidence that a part designed to be manufactured using this technology will be suitable and fit to function as intended, prior to committing to volume manufacture. The method of doing this is to perform physical testing on fabricated parts and validate via Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on the parts.