Material Optimization Method in 3D Printing

Md Hazrat Ali, Gaziz Yerbolat, Shynggys Amangeldi

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The composite materials with the specified mechanical property open new opportunities for the material optimization. Notably, in 3D printing, several materials can be applied in a single manufacturing process. The critical review of various materials shows a new path to use these materialsboth in Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printing and in the filament for Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printing. The idea of optimization is crucial by relying on the mechanical property of materials and automate it in 3D printing. It is performed by considering the input parameters and the application of the products. The current problem of multi-material optimization is the lack of thorough material property analysis and implementation to develop a proper database. Thus, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on the selected materials with different specimens and with reasoning results is discussed to investigate materials property. The obtained results can be applied to the material optimization process by selecting proper material according to the boundary conditions. The algorithms of topology optimization indicate the proper application of the obtained results. In this paper, 3D printing through the physical algorithm with the methods of active and inactive points of investigation on geometry is presented. Thus, the inactive points can be excluded, and the material usage could be reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing, ICAM 2018
EditorsTeen-Hang Meen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538656099
Publication statusPublished - Jan 16 2019
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing, ICAM 2018 - Yunlin, Taiwan
Duration: Nov 16 2018Nov 18 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing, ICAM 2018


Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing, ICAM 2018


  • 3D printing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Filament
  • Material optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Education
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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