Exploring Process-Properties Relationships of 3D-Printed PLA: Towards Process- Informed Simulation and Design

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The simulation of additively manufactured (AM) Polylactic Acid (PLA) tensile specimen is discussed. The procedure of evolution and use of a material definition for finite element simulation (FEA) of Polylactic Acid (PLA) printing is discussed, using the programs MCQ-Chopped, MCQ-Composites, ABAQUS, and GENOA.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: TechConnect Briefs 2019
Published: June 17, 2019
Pages: 143 - 146
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: 3D Printing, Advanced Manufacturing
ISBN: 978-0-9988782-8-7