3D printing opens up a whole new world for science and technology. Its mechanism is complex and its functioning relies on a machine, material, design, simulation, and many other aspects. When the 3D printer is creating a part, substantial heat is generated with the high-speed spray of the material/fabric. Neglecting such a thermal condition will cause defective products or production failure.
Thermal deformation is not a complex concept, but it might confuse you in different situations. Let’s get started with the definition of thermal strain.
In this lesson, we discuss the definition of thermal strain.
Here are the accompanying handout slides for this lesson.