Mechanical characterization of 3D-printed polymers

John Ryan C. Dizon, Alejandro H. Espera, Qiyi Chen, Rigoberto C. Advincula*


    研究成果: Review article査読

    922 被引用数 (Scopus)


    3D printing, more formally known as Additive Manufacturing (AM), is already being adopted for rapid prototyping and soon rapid manufacturing. This review provides a brief discussion about AM and also the most employed AM technologies for polymers. The commonly-used ASTM and ISO mechanical test standards which have been used by various research groups to test the strength of the 3D-printed parts have been reported. Also, a summary of an exhaustive amount of literature regarding the mechanical properties of 3D-printed parts is included, specifically, properties under different loading types such as tensile, bending, compressive, fatigue, impact and others. Properties at low temperatures have also been discussed. Further, the effects of fillers as well as post-processing on the mechanical properties have also been discussed. Lastly, several important questions to consider in the standardization of mechanical test methods have been raised.

    ジャーナルAdditive Manufacturing
    出版ステータスPublished - 2018 3月 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 生体医工学
    • 材料科学一般
    • 工学(その他)
    • 産業および生産工学


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