The purpose of this paper is the selection of production parameters in selective laser sintering – SLS for the production of quality products (e.g. good mechanical properties). The manufacturing procedure affects the properties, which is especially significant in additive procedures, as the products are not cheap and the procedure and material need to be optimally selected.
The paper presents an analysis of the fabrication parameters in selective laser sintering (SLS) that affect the flexural properties of the finished product.
The influence of a new parameter has been found, the overlay ratio, and using the mathematical and scheme method, the selection of parameters for obtaining the optimal flexural properties has been proposed.
The paper presents a new mathematical model for the calculation of the processing parameters in SLS of polymer products and gives a diagram for the determination of which parameters are the best to use for practical purposes.
This work is a part of the research financed by the Croatian Science Foundation and project IPA III c – Additive Technologies for the SMEs – AdTecSME. It is also included in the project Increasing Efficiency in Polymeric Products and Processing Development, which is a part of the programme Rapid Production – From Vision to Reality supported by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia. The authors would like to thank the Croatian Science Foundation, European Union and the Ministry for the financing of this project.
Pilipović, A., Valentan, B. and Šercer, M. (2016), "Influence of SLS processing parameters according to the new mathematical model on flexural properties", Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 258-268. https://doi.org/10.1108/RPJ-08-2014-0092Download as .RIS
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