Autors: Schwicker M P., Nikolov, N. D.
Title: Development of Tensile Test Specimens for Fused Deposition Modeling
Keywords: Fused Deposition Modeling, Tensile Test Specimen, Fused Filament Fabrication, Finite Element Method, Infill Overlap

Abstract: Standard test specimens are usually used to determine the tensile strengths of plastics. Their shape assumes that the material is homogeneous and only normal stress occur inside their nominal length. Unlike injection molding, which is a common technology to produce plastic parts, the structure of additively manufactured parts is not homogeneous. In areas with variable geometry, an additional internal stress concentration occurs, which often leads to failure of the test specimens outside their nominal length, which in turn compromises the tensile test. The stress concentration increases with the nozzle diameter used. This requires improvement of the test specimens shape. In the present work a new form of the test specimens is proposed, in accordance with the peculiarities of the Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process. A series of test specimens have been produced, using a 1mm and 2mm nozzle as well as one wall, no walls and milled specimens with newly developed geometry.


  1. Schwicker M P, Nikolov, N. D, 2022,International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research: Development of a Fused Deposition Modeling System to Build Form-Fit Joints Using an Industrial Robot, , United States, pp. 51-58


Materials Science Forum, vol. 1058, pp. 175-182, 2022, Switzerland, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Switzerland,

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