IMPACT OF DIFFERENT TPMS TESSELATION APPROACHES ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF PARTS

Abstract

In the paper influence of several factors on shape accuracy and compressive strength of parts is analysed. First simulation software is used for prediction. Parts are cylindrical with 20 mm diameter, manufactured via SLA additive manufacturing technology. 1mm thick Gyroid TPMS structure is generated in cylinders with different volume % (30,40,50 %). Thanks to drainage holes it was possible to create parts that are hollowed, but have solid shell around and TPMS inside. Different tesselation approaches are tried (cylindrical and rectangural). Different radius of roundness is also tried on the surfaces joining tpms and shell of cylinder (0, 0.5, 1mm) Compression tests are then conducted and results are analysed in the form of graphs and colour map of deviations. Results are also compared with solid and fully hollow cylinders. Study finds that the maximum strength of the bodies is influenced by tessellation method, infill percentage, and blend radius. Higher infill percentages generally result in increased strength due to greater material volume transmitting loading force. While tessellation affects samples without shells, its impact is negligible on samples with shells.

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