Dr. Mark Oliver spoke about “Preventing Failure of Polymeric Additively Manufactured Parts Through Testing and Simulation” at the Rapid + TCT conference, which took place April 23-26, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Oliver discussed how to predict accurately the mechanical behavior of polymeric additively manufactured (AM) parts using finite element analysis. He described how to conduct mechanical testing to get not just mechanical properties but also the data needed for accurate material model calibration. A case study demonstrated how Veryst is accurately predicting the strength and failure mode of AM parts designed using topology optimization.
Dr. Oliver also discussed fatigue and fracture of AM polymers. He shared new experimental results on fatigue life of AM polymers and important observations about the observed failure mechanisms. Learn more about this conference.