Evaluation of Wear Behaviour OFPLA & Abs Parts Fabricated by Operate FDM Technique with Distinct Orientations
C. Rajesh1, N. Venkata Niranjan Kumar2, G. Gowthami3

1C. Rajesh, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, AMET, University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2N. Venkata Niranjan Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Swetha Engineering College, Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), India.
3G. Gowthami, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore Technological Institute, Bangalore (Karnataka), India.
Manuscript received on 22 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 08 May 2019 | PP: 11-16 | Volume-7 Issue-5S3 February 2019 | Retrieval Number: E11020275S19/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Soft rapid tooling is one of the technology especially implemented to produce plastic components out of low melting point polymer by introducing it in to high melting polymer mould. By this technique parts or prototypes will be produced in less number for design verification, getting approval for actual production of product and as well as mould etc. Fused Deposition Modelling(FDM) is one of the additive manufacturing technology produced to parts in an additive manner. So far, several polymers like Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), polyamide, poly lactic acid (PLA) were used for parts production in this domain. During the course of process engineering polymers may undergo wear because of the processing conditions like pressurized material in let, temperature etc. Choosing correct polymer for such application is a very important aspect. In the paper a comparison between 3D printed poly lactic acid polymer specimens and Acrylonitrile Butadiene styrene specimens fabricated through FDM technique will be tested for evaluation of difference between its wear rate, frictional force and friction coefficient. when printed with different printing orientations.
Keywords: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, 3D Printed Poly Lactic, FDM Technique.
Scope of the Article: Knowledge Engineering Tools and Techniques