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The Effect of Print Speed on Surface Roughness and Density Uniformity of Parts Produced Using Binder Jet 3D Printing

Version 1 : Received: 22 January 2021 / Approved: 25 January 2021 / Online: 25 January 2021 (09:22:30 CET)

How to cite: Myers, K.; Paterson, A.; Iizuka, T.; Klein, A. The Effect of Print Speed on Surface Roughness and Density Uniformity of Parts Produced Using Binder Jet 3D Printing. Preprints 2021, 2021010459 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0459.v1). Myers, K.; Paterson, A.; Iizuka, T.; Klein, A. The Effect of Print Speed on Surface Roughness and Density Uniformity of Parts Produced Using Binder Jet 3D Printing. Preprints 2021, 2021010459 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0459.v1).

Abstract

One of the main benefits of binder jetting is the ability to print quickly compared to other metal additive manufacturing methods. Demand for higher throughput continues to increase, but the effects of faster print speeds on part outcomes are not yet clearly understood. MIM powders are used to achieve optimal density and surface finish. Printing at slower speeds results in densities near 98% and average surface roughness values as low as 4 μm (Ra), in the as-sintered condition. In this study, spread speeds were varied in order to understand the effect of print speed on surface roughness. 316L D90 -22 μm powder was used to print with 3 different spread speeds, 2 different layer thicknesses, and 2 different printhead droplet sizes. The surface finish and density were quantified for the sintered parts that were oriented at 0, 22.5, and 45 degrees with respect to the Z- direction.

Subject Areas

Additive Manufacturing; Binder Jetting

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