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Sunday, October 7 • 1:15pm - 2:40pm
Making Strong Functional 3D Prints

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Last year at Construct3D I presented on printing functional and strong parts. After the presentation I was asked a lot of follow up questions on materials, designs, and more.

This year I want to offer a workshop on the topic of printing strong functional parts. In the workshop I will lead the group through gaining an understanding of material properties, general print settings that will impact part strength, part design changes for strength, generative design, tolerancing, fastening, and material applications with tips on printing.

Projected Outline for Presentation

General design principles
Geometry and its impact on strength
Moment of Inertia

General material properties
Define, Explain, and Examples of
Layer adhesion

More specific material properties
Materials information and resources
Amorphous and crystalline structures
Define, Explain, and Examples of
Flexural Strength
Tensile Stress
Heat Deflection Temperature
Material Safety and Data Sheets (MSDS)
Technical Data Sheets (TDS)

Failures of parts
Crack propagation

Designing for strength
Direct Modeling

Design choices planning for 3D printing

Print settings for strength
Research driven information on infill types and percentages
Impact of layer choices, temperatures, etc.

Q & A

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Alex Larson

Applied Technology Teacher, Palatine High School
Alex is an Applied Technology Teacher who has been teaching 3D printing and CNC machining in the classroom for 13 years. He currently teaches manufacturing, engineering, and research courses.

Sunday October 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:40pm EDT
Conference Room Eight