PURPOSEAdditive Manufacturing is today a viable industrial solution besides traditional processes. Techniques like Selective Laser Sintering address the issues of digital production and mass customization in a variety of materials. Composite parts can be obtained with specific functional and mechanical properties. Building orientation during Additive Manufacturing often causes anisotropy of parts’ properties that is still unspecified in technical information. The paper investigates the mechanical performances and failure mechanisms of an Aluminium-filled polyamide and of a new Alumina-polyamide composite produced by SLS, in comparison with unfilled PA.DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACHA specific focus is set on the evaluation of primary and secondary anisotropy in the case of metal or ceramic filler, as well as on the specific contribution of powder distribution modes and joining phenomena. Macroscopic mechanical tests and the observation of joining and failure micro-mechanisms are integrated.FINDINGSThe results prove the absence of relevant anisotropy amongst specimens that are produced with the axis parallel to the plane of powder deposition. Samples whose axis is parallel to the growth direction Z, instead, reveal a significantly different response with respect to other orientations.ORIGINALITY/VALUEAn original explanatory model is assumed and validated, based on an anisotropic distribution of the reinforcing particles during parts’ production, which determines the efficacy of the strengthening mechanisms during crack propagation.
Joining mechanisms and mechanical properties of PA composites obtained by Selective Laser Sintering / Bassoli, Elena; Gatto, Andrea; L., Iuliano. - In: RAPID PROTOTYPING JOURNAL. - ISSN 1355-2546. - STAMPA. - 18 (2)(2012), pp. 100-108.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Titolo:||Joining mechanisms and mechanical properties of PA composites obtained by Selective Laser Sintering|
|Autore/i:||Bassoli, Elena; Gatto, Andrea; L., Iuliano|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552541211212087|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000302456200002|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-84858019927|
|Citazione:||Joining mechanisms and mechanical properties of PA composites obtained by Selective Laser Sintering / Bassoli, Elena; Gatto, Andrea; L., Iuliano. - In: RAPID PROTOTYPING JOURNAL. - ISSN 1355-2546. - STAMPA. - 18 (2)(2012), pp. 100-108.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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