Compression Tests of ABS Specimens for UAV Components Produced via the FDM Technique
AbstractAdditive manufacturing has introduced a great step in the manufacturing process of consumer goods. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and in particular 3D printers for home desktop applications are employed in the construction of prototypes, models and in general in non-structural objects. The aim of this new work is to characterize this process in order to apply this technology in the construction of aeronautical structural parts when stresses are not excessive. An example is the construction of the PoliDrone UAV, a multicopter patented, designed and realized by researchers at Politecnico di Torino. For this purpose, a statistical characterization of the mechanical properties of ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) specimens in compression tests is proposed in analogy with the past authors’ work about the tensile characterization of ABS specimens. A desktop 3D printer, including ABS filaments as the material, has been employed. ASTM 625 has been considered as the reference normative. A capability analysis has also been used as a reference method to evaluate the boundaries of acceptance for both mechanical and dimensional performances. The statistical characterization and the capability analysis are here proposed in an extensive form in order to validate a general method that will be used for further tests in a wider context. View Full-Text
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Brischetto, S.; Ferro, C.G.; Maggiore, P.; Torre, R. Compression Tests of ABS Specimens for UAV Components Produced via the FDM Technique. Technologies 2017, 5, 20.
Brischetto S, Ferro CG, Maggiore P, Torre R. Compression Tests of ABS Specimens for UAV Components Produced via the FDM Technique. Technologies. 2017; 5(2):20.Chicago/Turabian Style
Brischetto, Salvatore; Ferro, Carlo G.; Maggiore, Paolo; Torre, Roberto. 2017. "Compression Tests of ABS Specimens for UAV Components Produced via the FDM Technique." Technologies 5, no. 2: 20.
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