Analysis of the EnvisionTec PerFactory System for Rapid Production of Components and Validation Utilising FEA and Photo elastic Analysis

Philip Hackney, Ketan Pancholi

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Abstract

The PerFactory prototyping machine manufactured by EnvisionTec GMBH uses the photo polymerisation principle. Unlike SLA, it uses light instead of high cost laser, which makes it commercially attractive. The strength of material is major issue while exploring possible direct use of prototypes as component. This paper attempts to set-up and validate Finite Element Analysis (FEA) work in 'COSMOS' software for prototyping process. This can be used later on for stress analysis of other prototypes made using the PerFactory process. Material data were obtained by tensile tests of specimens considering its directional properties relating to interlayer adhesion. Results of FEA were validated against photo-elastic analysis and physical test of various shaped prototypes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages93-99
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event5th National Conference on Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Tooling and Rapid Manufacturing - Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jun 2004 → …
Conference number: 5

Conference

Conference5th National Conference on Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Tooling and Rapid Manufacturing
Abbreviated titleCRDM
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityHigh Wycombe
Period17/06/04 → …

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