Optimization of FDM Manufacturing Parameters of a Biodegradable Thermoplastic (PLA)

  • N. Benali
  • D. Hammami
  • M. Khlif
  • C. Bradai
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Fused deposition modeling FDM is an additive manufacturing technology (AM) at fast growing and that could enhance manufacturing because of its ability to create functional parts and highly innovative with suitable mechanical properties having a complex geometric shape. Various process parameters used in FDM affect the quality of the prototype. The control of these specific parameters involved during the manufacturing is an important activity. For this, the parameters of the 3D printer must be identified and controlled in order to study and optimize their influence on the mechanical properties of prototypes printed using the Taguchi method. The thickness of the layer and the filling orientation are the most influential on the modulus of elasticity and the tensile strength, respectively. Furthermore, the thermomechanical behavior by DMA tests and the requirements to optimize the factors generated by the FDM technology.


Additive manufacturing FDM Biodegradable thermoplastic Optimization Mechanical properties DMA 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the company 3D form which helps to improve the work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Benali
    • 1
  • D. Hammami
    • 1
  • M. Khlif
    • 1
  • C. Bradai
    • 1
  1. 1.Electromechanical Systems Laboratory (LASEM), National School of Engineers of SfaxUniversity of Sfax (ENIS)SfaxTunisia

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