Influence of Process Parameters on Tensile Strength of Additive Manufactured Polymer Parts Using Taguchi Method

  • K. Swarna LakshmiEmail author
  • G. Arumaikkannu


Selective laser sintering (SLS) is a powder-based additive manufacturing technology in which powder particles fuse using CO2 laser. In this work, the influence of various parameters at various levels is studied experimentally. In this work, the components were designed and fabricated as per ASTM standards. Experiments were designed based on Taguchi’s design of experiment. An L27 Orthogonal array of Taguchi design was used. In order to determine the significance and contribution of each factor on the tensile strength, analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed. The results determine that layer thickness and fill scan spacing are significant parameters that cause appreciable improvement in tensile strength.


Polyamide Selective laser sintering Taguchi 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering GuindyAnna UniversityChennaiIndia

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