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Mechanical properties of 3D printed parts and discovering zinc fused deposition modeling

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posted on 2022-03-28, 15:14 authored by Marlon Leong
#D printing is becoming a common method of additive manufacturing complex parts for assembly or final net-shape items. The final 3D printed artefact is to be investigated and compared against traditional methods of manufacturing (injection moulding). To investigate the effects of the 3D printing parameters, layer, size, temperature, print head speed and filament material. This paper will investigate and develop novel direct zinc metal FDM for possible applications such as biomedical and electronics tracing. The novel metal FDM will focus on pure zinc (99.9%), with future developments for zinc magnesium alloys. The purpose of this novel FDM is to produce biocompatible complex shapes for vivo use and for electronics as traces for circuitry.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Literature review -- 3. Experimental procedure -- 4. Results-- 5. Discussion -- 6. Conclusion -- 7. Future works -- 8. Appendices -- Bibliography.


Bibliography: pages 38-39 Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis bachelor honours


BSc (Hons), Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Department, Centre or School

School of Engineering

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Wei Xu

Additional Supervisor 1

Candace Lang


Copyright Marlon Leong 2017. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright




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mq:70435 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1263728

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