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Title: Characteristics of photopolymeric material used in rapid prototypes: Part II. Mechanical properties at post-cured state
Authors: Cheah, C.M.
Fuh, J.Y.H. 
Nee, A.Y.C. 
Lu, L. 
Choo, Y.S. 
Miyazawa, T. 
Keywords: Differential scanning calorimeter
Mechanical properties
Rapid prototype
Issue Date: May-1997
Citation: Cheah, C.M.,Fuh, J.Y.H.,Nee, A.Y.C.,Lu, L.,Choo, Y.S.,Miyazawa, T. (1997-05). Characteristics of photopolymeric material used in rapid prototypes: Part II. Mechanical properties at post-cured state. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 67 (1-3) : 46-49. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The mechanical properties of specimens fabricated by the laser solidification process using an acrylic-based photopolymer (De Solite SCR-300) and post-cured under intense UV light have been studied. A differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) was employed to monitor the degree of cure of the post-cured specimens. It was found that specimens subjected to post-curing do not contain any residual enthalpies, indicating fully polymerized structures. The post-cured specimens were also subjected to tensile tests to determine their mechanical properties. By comparing the results of both the post-cured and green-state specimens, it was observed that the post-cured specimens yielded higher measured values of elastic modulus, ultimate tensile strength, and elongation to fracture. It was also observed that these mechanical properties of the post-cured specimens were functions of the layer pitch and the laser exposure density used in generating its green-state counterparts. By increasing the laser exposure density and decreasing the layer pitch, the mechanical properties of the post-cured prototype can be increased, leading to a post-processed prototype with higher mechanical strength. © 1997 Elsevier Science S.A.
Source Title: Journal of Materials Processing Technology
ISSN: 09240136
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