Simulation of the Process Step Polymer Removal in Indirect Metal Laser Sintering 389
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With the Indirect Metal Laser Sintering and by means of a heat treatment in an oven process metal components can be produced. In the first step the polymer is transformed from the solid state into the gas phase. This takes place all over the component at different velocities depending on the local temperatures and temperature gradients. The creation of the gas phase develops a pressure inside of the component because the diffusion of the polymer within the part has a finite velocity. The pressure may contribute to a damage of the component. This essay deals with the procedure to simulate the gas pressure on the basis of the implementation of kinetic models in the Finite-Element-Analysis.