Effect of infill percentage and pattern on compressive behavior of FDM-printed GF-CF PA6 composites

Effect of infill percentage and pattern on compressive behavior of FDM-printed GF-CF PA6 composites


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Abstract. The present paper aims to assess the effect of different infill percentages and patterns on the compressive mechanical properties of specimens in Polyamide PA6 reinforced with 20% glass fibers (GF) and 10% carbon fibers (CF) printed using the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology. According to the ASTM D695-15 standard, cylindrical specimens were designed and processed through slicing software, configuring infill percentages and patterns. Three different typologies of infill pattern and two infill percentages were considered: a 100% grid infill, a 50% grid infill, a 100% concentric infill and a 50% honeycomb infill were printed. Then, compression tests were performed at room temperature to evaluate the properties of the different specimens. The comparison between the stress-strain compression curves has shown that the infill percentages and patterns significantly affect the mechanical compression properties of 3D printed components.

FDM, Infill Pattern, Infill Percentage, Compression Test

Published online 4/24/2024, 7 pages
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Citation: ANDREOZZI Marina, BIANCHI Iacopo, FORCELLESE Archimede, MANCIA Tommaso, MIGNANELLI Chiara, SIMONCINI Michela, Effect of infill percentage and pattern on compressive behavior of FDM-printed GF-CF PA6 composites, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 41, pp 283-289, 2024

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644903131-32

The article was published as article 32 of the book Material Forming

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