|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Additive Manufacturing: Building the Pathway towards Process and Material Qualification
||A-80: Vapor Bath Treatment of Fused Filament ABS for Fatigue Life Improvement
||Taylor Tosaya, Michael Maughan
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
3D printed or additively manufactured plastic parts have myriad uses, however they often lack the necessary properties for structural or service applications. Frequently this constraint is not one of strength, but one of fatigue life. In order to improve fused filament ABS plastic part performance, a vapor bath treatment technique is evaluated via the rotating bend test for fatigue life. A comparison of service life, surface morphology, and failure modes for treated and untreated specimens will be discussed.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume