Title

Predictive Modeling and Experimental Verification of Temperature and Concentration in Rapid Freeze Prototyping with Support Material

Abstract

Rapid freeze prototyping is a solid freeform fabrication method that uses water freezing into ice as the build material. Each layer of geometry is deposited and allowed to freeze before the next layer is added in order to additively create a three-dimensional ice part. A sacrificial support material is needed for the fabrication of complex ice parts. Identifying a suitable support material and understanding the interaction between the build and support materials is the motivation behind this study. A temperature prediction model and a concentration prediction model are presented. Experimental results have been obtained to validate these models.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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