Proceedings of the International Conference on Advancements in Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development, ICAMDMS 2024, 23-24 February 2024, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Research Article

Experimental Analysis of the Stringing Problem in FDM Printers

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2346991,
        author={Kelvin Mark  V and Raashika  R and Pradeep Kumar  J and Arun Prakash  R},
        title={Experimental Analysis of the Stringing Problem in FDM Printers},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the International Conference on Advancements in Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Sustainable Development, ICAMDMS 2024, 23-24 February 2024, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICAMDMS},
        year={2024},
        month={6},
        keywords={stringing fdm ender 3},
        doi={10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2346991}
    }
    
  • Kelvin Mark V
    Raashika R
    Pradeep Kumar J
    Arun Prakash R
    Year: 2024
    Experimental Analysis of the Stringing Problem in FDM Printers
    ICAMDMS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.23-2-2024.2346991
Kelvin Mark V1, Raashika R1, Pradeep Kumar J1,*, Arun Prakash R1
  • 1: PSG College of Technology
*Contact email: jpk.prod@psgtech.ac.in

Abstract

The 3D printing process known as additive manufacturing (AM) is used for fabricating 3D printed objects, layer-by-layer or even path-by-path. The aim of this paper is to study and minimize Stringing in Ender 3 printer by optimizing its printing process parameters. More specifically, this paper examines the effects of various printing and retracting speeds, nozzle temperatures, and distances on the creation of FDM 3D components. The procedure included statistical analysis, flat 0° horizontal build orientation 3D printing with PLA filament parallel to the bed of the Ender 3 printer, and FDM 3D solid modelling in relation to design. The experiment resulted in the smallest amount of stringing, and it was found that printing at 210°C nozzle temperature completely eliminates the stringing. Additionally, it is noted that printing at 200°C, 45mm/s retraction speed, and 5mm retraction distance can result in less warping effect.