|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Additive Manufacturing: Building the Pathway towards Process and Material Qualification
||Fatigue and QA testing of Polymer SLS and FFF Parts
||Stephen Akande, Javier Munguia, Kenneth Dalgarno
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Wide scale application of additive manufacturing requires that the processes can be operated within quality frameworks, and an understanding of long term mechanical behaviour. This presentation will give an overview of a series of studies designed to understand the fatigue properties of additively manufactured components and on the development of a quality system to support the industrial manufacture customised medical devices. Long term fatigue testing with polymer selective laser sintered parts suggests that part orientation does not significantly the fatigue life, and that there is a “fatigue limit” for selectively laser sintered parts. The development of QA benchmark parts for use within a quality framework has focussed on identifying rapid and inexpensive tests which allow both builds and parts to be approved for release effectively and efficiently.
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