Layer adhesion for high grade plastics

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Layer adhesion for high grade plastics

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Layer adhesion for high grade plastics
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Description

With higher grade plastics the main problem is layer adhesion.

Because these plastics have a higher glass temperature, the ambient temperature needs to be higher for a good layer adhesion.

Old way of getting around this

With most printers this is done by printing in an enclosed chamber with a higher room temperature (an oven).

New method of getting better layer adhesion between printed layers on FFF type of 3D printing machines

pre-layer-process(PLP) print

Heating a specific part of the previous printed layer to "x" degrees.

  • "x" degrees should be the temperature just under glass temperature of the material that is being extruded.
  • The specific part that is heated, is just in front of the filament that is going to be deposited.


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