For different manufacturing processes, porosity occurs in parts made using selective laser sintering (SLS) technology, representing one of the weakest points of materials produced with these processes. Even though there are different studies involving many polymeric materials employed via SLS, and different manuscripts in the literature that discuss the porosity occurrence in pure or blended polymers, to date, no researcher has reported a systematic and exhaustive comparison of the porosity percentage. A direct comparison of the available data may prove pivotal in advancing our understanding within the field of additively manufactured polymers. This work aims to collect and compare the results obtained by researchers who have studied SLS’s applicability to different amorphous or semi-crystalline polymers and pure or blended materials. In particular, the porosity values obtained by different researchers are compared, and tables are provided that show, for each material, the process parameters and the measured porosity values.

Additive Manufactured Parts Produced Using Selective Laser Sintering Technology: Comparison between Porosity of Pure and Blended Polymers

Morano, Chiara;Pagnotta, Leonardo
2023-01-01

Abstract

For different manufacturing processes, porosity occurs in parts made using selective laser sintering (SLS) technology, representing one of the weakest points of materials produced with these processes. Even though there are different studies involving many polymeric materials employed via SLS, and different manuscripts in the literature that discuss the porosity occurrence in pure or blended polymers, to date, no researcher has reported a systematic and exhaustive comparison of the porosity percentage. A direct comparison of the available data may prove pivotal in advancing our understanding within the field of additively manufactured polymers. This work aims to collect and compare the results obtained by researchers who have studied SLS’s applicability to different amorphous or semi-crystalline polymers and pure or blended materials. In particular, the porosity values obtained by different researchers are compared, and tables are provided that show, for each material, the process parameters and the measured porosity values.
2023
additive manufacturing; 3D printing; selective laser sintering; porosity; pure polymers; blended polymers
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