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Fused Filament Fabrication Process: A Review of Numerical Simulation Techniques

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Division of Sustainable Development, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Doha 34110, Qatar
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Faculty of Engineering, University of Karabük, Karabük 78050, Turkey
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Academic Editors: Yancheng Wang and Roland Kuen Ren Chen
Polymers 2021, 13(20), 3534; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13203534
Received: 4 September 2021 / Revised: 28 September 2021 / Accepted: 1 October 2021 / Published: 14 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Composites for 3D Printing)
Three-dimensional printing (3DP), also known as additive manufacturing (AM), has rapidly evolved over the past few decades. Researchers around the globe have been putting their efforts into AM processes improvement and materials development. One of the most widely used extrusion-based technology under AM processes is Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), also known as Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). Numerical simulation tools are being employed to predict the FFF process complexities and material behavior. These tools allow exploring candidate materials for their potential use in the FFF process and process improvements. The prime objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art scientific achievements in numerical simulations of the FFF process for polymers and their composites. The first section presents an in-depth discussion of the FFF process’s physical phenomena and highlights the multi-level complexity. The subsequent section discusses the research efforts, specifically on numerical simulation techniques reported in the literature for simulation of the FFF process. Finally, conclusions are drawn based on the reviewed literature, and future research directions are identified. View Full-Text
Keywords: additive manufacturing; 3D printing; computational modeling; simulation technique; computational fluid dynamics additive manufacturing; 3D printing; computational modeling; simulation technique; computational fluid dynamics
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Rashid, A.A.; Koç, M. Fused Filament Fabrication Process: A Review of Numerical Simulation Techniques. Polymers 2021, 13, 3534. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13203534

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Rashid AA, Koç M. Fused Filament Fabrication Process: A Review of Numerical Simulation Techniques. Polymers. 2021; 13(20):3534. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13203534

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Rashid, Ans A., and Muammer Koç. 2021. "Fused Filament Fabrication Process: A Review of Numerical Simulation Techniques" Polymers 13, no. 20: 3534. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13203534

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