Lost-PLA Casting Process Development Using Material Extrusion with Low-Weight PLA

dc.creatorAli, Mohammad Alshaikh
dc.creatorHuseynov, Orkhan
dc.creatorFidan, Ismail
dc.creatorVondra, Fred
dc.date.accessioned2024-03-26T21:28:38Z
dc.date.available2024-03-26T21:28:38Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this research is to develop a baseline procedure for lost-PLA casting process of aluminum. Traditional Manufacturing techniques and Smart Manufacturing techniques have their advantages and disadvantages. Integrating the traditional and modern aspects of manufacturing enhances the capabilities of manufacturing. In this study, low-weight PLA is used in a Material Extrusion (MEX) machine to fabricate sacrificial patterns for an aluminum lost-casting process. Different process parameters, after a calibration process, are tested for the MEX process The MEX process parameters tested are: infill pattern, and top/bottom solid layers. The MEX process parameter investigation allows to draw conclusions to establish a standard for which parameters are ideal for the casting process. For this research, casting process parameters are set constant. The preliminary studies show that the lost-PLA casting process is successful in producing dimensionally accurate aluminum parts by a direct-pour casting process using the suggested MEX process parameters.
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineering
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/124417
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.26153/tsw/51025
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Texas at Austin
dc.relation.ispartof2023 International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium
dc.rights.restrictionOpen
dc.subjectadditive manufacturing
dc.subjectmetal casting
dc.subjectfused filament fabrication
dc.subjectmaterial extrusion
dc.subjectinvestment casting
dc.titleLost-PLA Casting Process Development Using Material Extrusion with Low-Weight PLA
dc.typeConference paper

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