Additive manufacturing of CFRP composites using fused deposition modeling: Effects of process parameters

Fuda Ning, Weilong Cong, Zhenyuan Jia, Fuji Wang, Meng Zhang

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Abstract

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is one of the attractive additive manufacturing (AM) technologies for rapid prototyping with complex structures in a short timeframe. Thermoplastics are currently used as common feedstocks to fabricate prototypes in FDM process. However, FDMfabricated pure thermoplastic parts cannot be used as loadbearing parts in the actual applications due to their limited tensile strength. Such condition could be improved by developing carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) composites using FDM for potential industrial end users. It is crucial that proper selections of FDM process parameters during fabricating CFRP composite parts could ensure the part quality and properties. However, the effects of FDM process parameters on the tensile properties of CFRP composites have not been explored. In this paper, CFRP composite specimens with 5 wt% carbon fiber content were fabricated using a FDM machine. Tensile testing was conducted to obtain the tensile properties. The effects of process parameters (including infill speed, nozzle temperature, and layer thickness) on the tensile properties of FDM-fabricated CFRP composite parts were investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJoint MSEC-NAMRC Symposia
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791849910
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventASME 2016 11th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2016 - Blacksburg, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

NameASME 2016 11th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2016
Volume3

Conference

ConferenceASME 2016 11th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityBlacksburg
Period06/27/1607/1/16

Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing (AM)
  • Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) composites
  • Fused deposition modeling (FDM)
  • Process parameters
  • Tensile properties

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    Ning, F., Cong, W., Jia, Z., Wang, F., & Zhang, M. (2016). Additive manufacturing of CFRP composites using fused deposition modeling: Effects of process parameters. In Joint MSEC-NAMRC Symposia (ASME 2016 11th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2016; Vol. 3). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC20168561