Assessing Energy Requirements and Material Flows of Selective Laser Sintering of Nylon Parts

dc.creatorTelenko, Cassandra
dc.creatorSeepersad, Carolyn Conner
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-30T14:37:38Z
dc.date.available2021-09-30T14:37:38Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.description.abstractSelective laser sintering (SLS) is a prominent technology for rapid manufacturing (RM) of functional parts. SLS and competitive RM technologies are generally assumed to be more environmentally sustainable than conventional manufacturing methods because the additive process minimizes tooling, material waste, and chemical fluids. A thorough life cycle analysis (LCA) of the environmental impacts of SLS has yet to be published. This study focuses on a section of the SLS part life-cycle. It tracks the nylon powder material flows from the extraction and synthesis of the material to SLS part production. Basic material properties and environmental effects are reported. Estimates of material waste and energy use are also reported and compared with those of injection molding.en_US
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/88258
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/15199
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2010 International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposiumen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectSelective Laser Sinteringen_US
dc.subjectRapid Manufacturingen_US
dc.subjectlife-cycleen_US
dc.subjectnylon powder materialen_US
dc.subjectmaterial propertiesen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental effectsen_US
dc.titleAssessing Energy Requirements and Material Flows of Selective Laser Sintering of Nylon Partsen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US

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