Keywords

additive manufacturing, build plate, adhesion

Abstract

Perhaps the most crucial element of fused granule fabrication (FGF) is material adhesion; in order to achieve a successful product, the material being printed must adhere to the build plate. For optimal products, the material should only adhere to the build plate until the print is complete, then be easily removable. This paper examines the effects of different build plates, environments, and bonding agents on material adhesion during the FGF process in a CNC mill machine. The force to remove polycarbonate (PC) and polypropylene (PP) from build plates was tested with various bonding agents. Except in one case, the adhesive force after the samples cooled was too low to measure; further research is required with a more precise tool to collect more quantitative data.

Original Publication Citation

Schroeder, A. and Weaver, J. M., “Optimizing Build Plate Adhesion of Polymers in Fused Granule Fabrication Processes,” Proc. 33rd Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium.

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

2022-08-31

Publisher

Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium

Language

English

College

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering

Department

Manufacturing Engineering

University Standing at Time of Publication

Senior

Included in

Manufacturing Commons

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