Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Novel 4-axis 3D printing process to print overhangs without support material
Authors: Wüthrich, Michael
Elspass, Wilfried Johannes
Bos, Philip
Holdener, Simon
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-54334-1_10
Proceedings: Industrializing Additive Manufacturing : Proceedings of AMPA 2020
Editors of the parent work: Meboldt, Mirko
Klahn, Christoph
Pages: 130
Pages to: 145
Conference details: 2nd International Conference on Additive Manufacturing for Products and Applications (AMPA), Zurich, 1-3 September 2020
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cham
ISBN: 978-3-030-54333-4
978-3-030-54334-1
Language: English
Subjects: FDM printing; 3D printing process; Overhang; Supportless printing
Subject (DDC): 620: Engineering
670: Manufacturing
Abstract: This paper describes a novel 4-axis FDM printing process with a newly designed printhead, for the printing of overhangs without support structures. With conventional FDM printing, overhangs of more than 45°–60° must be supported. For this novel printing process, the printhead is rotated 45° around a horizontal axis and equipped with a vertical, rotational axis. The printhead no longer follows layers parallel to the build platform, but moves on the surface of a 45° cone. The printing cone increases in diameter from layer to layer. With this cone-shaped layers, the printable angles increases by 45°, which leads to printable overhangs of up to approximately 100°. New slicing strategies for this printing process have been developed to slice the parts for the novel printing process. The feasibility of the concept has been prototypically demonstrated. The novel design achieves the advantages of higher speed and quality with lower cost at the same time.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/21304
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Mechatronic Systems (IMS)
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