Morales-Planas, S.; Minguella-Canela, J.; Lluma-Fuentes, J.; Travieso-Rodriguez, J.A.; García-Granada, A.-A. Multi Jet Fusion PA12 Manufacturing Parameters for Watertightness, Strength and Tolerances. Materials2018, 11, 1472.
Morales-Planas, S.; Minguella-Canela, J.; Lluma-Fuentes, J.; Travieso-Rodriguez, J.A.; García-Granada, A.-A. Multi Jet Fusion PA12 Manufacturing Parameters for Watertightness, Strength and Tolerances. Materials 2018, 11, 1472.
The aim of this paper is to explore the watertightness behaviour for high pressure applications using Multijetfusion technology and polyamide 12 as a material. It reports an efficient solution for manufacturing functional prototypes and final parts for water pressure applications. It provides manufacturing rules to engineers in the pressurized product development process up to 10 MPa of nominal pressure. The research findings show manufacturers the possibility of using additive manufacturing as an alternative to traditional manufacturing. Water leakage was studied using different printing orientations and wall thickness for a range of pressure values. An industrial ball valve was printed and validated with the ISO 9393 standard also meeting tolerance requirements. This paper is a pioneering approach to the additive manufacturing of high performance fluid handling components. This approach solves the problem of leakage caused by porosity in additive manufacturing technologies
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