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Evolutions in Mechanical Engineering

Examination of the Effect of Surface Roughness of Parts Produced in the Different Nozzle Temperatures on 3d Printers

  • Open or Close Fuat Kartal*

    Mechanical Engineering Department, Turkey

    *Corresponding author:Fuat Kartal, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Mechanical Engineering Department, Turkey

Submission: April 1, 2019; Published: April 26, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/EME.2019.02.000544

ISSN: 2640-9690
Volume2 Issue4


In the present study, the surface roughness values of the models produced by different open nozzle temperatures by an open source three-dimensional printer were examined and the effect of the temperature parameter on the surface roughness was investigated. All models are produced by adding solid material. A low-cost open source coded 3D printer was used to produce these materials. Polylactic acid (PLA) was used as the main polymer material for printing. The nozzle with temperatures of 180 °C, 190 °C, 200 °C, 210 °C, 220 °C, and 230 °C was tested whether 3D printed models are effective in roughness. In this study, where the surface roughness was measured as the average (Ra-μm), it was found that the surface roughness value showed a decreasing trend with increasing temperature.

Keywords: Fused deposition modeling; Additive manufacturing; Layered manufacturing

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