3D printed molds for small geopolymeric panels
A research on 3D printed molds was conducted in AMS premises in order these molds to be used for the production of panels made of geopolymeric paste for retrofitting of buildings.
A modelling simulation has been executed for the selected materials for 3D printing in order to:
- Determine defects on design
- Identify vulnerable areas of the mould
- Visualise the behaviour of bolt’s area
- Understand and evaluate the behaviour of material
Determine the 3D printing parameters
Prior to any 3D printing operation, a 3D printing simulation with the aid of the appropriate software was performed in order to:
- Determine defects on the printing files
- Identify possible mistakes on the design
- Establish the printing parameters (infill, support, bridges, layer height, etc.)
- Identify conflicting points – areas
Indicate the optimal printing speed & other parameters such as filament retraction speed & distance, nozzles extrusion volume etc.
This research was realized in the framework of the EU funded project InnoWEE.