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Multi-criteria selection of structural adhesives to bond ABS parts obtained by rapid prototyping
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Arenas، نويسنده , , José M. and Alيa، نويسنده , , Cristina and Blaya، نويسنده , , Fernando and Sanz-Nebot، نويسنده , , Alfredo، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2012
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One of the most used methods in rapid prototyping is Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), which provides components with a reasonable strength in plastic materials such as ABS and has a low environmental impact. However, the FDM process exhibits low levels of surface finishing, difficulty in getting complex and/or small geometries and low consistency in “slim” elements of the parts. Furthermore, “cantilever” elements need large material structures to be supported. The solution of these deficiencies requires a comprehensive review of the three-dimensional part design to enhance advantages and performances of FDM and reduce their constraints. As a key feature of this redesign a novel method of construction by assembling parts with structural adhesive joints is proposed. These adhesive joints should be designed specifically to fit the plastic substrate and the FDM manufacturing technology. To achieve this, the most suitable structural adhesive selection is firstly required. Therefore, the present work analyzes five different families of adhesives (cyanoacrylate, polyurethane, epoxy, acrylic and silicone), and, by means of the application of technical multi-criteria decision analysis based on the analytic hierarchy process (AHP), to select the structural adhesive that better conjugates mechanical benefits and adaptation to the FDM manufacturing process.
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structural adhesives , Joint design , Adhesives multi-criteria selection , Rapid prototyping
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International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives
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