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Volume 21, Issue 3 (Aug 2014)

Estimating the Uncertainty of Tensile Strength Measurement for A Photocured Material Produced by Additive Manufacturing

Stanisław Adamczak
  • Department of Machine Technology and Metrology, Kielce University of Technology, Al. 1000-lecia P. P. 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland (+48 22 432 7721)
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/ Jerzy Bochnia
  • Department of Machine Technology and Metrology, Kielce University of Technology, Al. 1000-lecia P. P. 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland (+48 22 432 7721)
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/ Bożena Kaczmarska
  • Department of Production Engineering, Kielce University of Technology, Al. 1000-lecia P. P. 7, 25-314 Kielce, Poland
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Published Online: 2014-08-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mms-2014-0047


The aim of this study was to estimate the measurement uncertainty for a material produced by additive manufacturing. The material investigated was FullCure 720 photocured resin, which was applied to fabricate tensile specimens with a Connex 350 3D printer based on PolyJet technology. The tensile strength of the specimens established through static tensile testing was used to determine the measurement uncertainty. There is a need for extensive research into the performance of model materials obtained via 3D printing as they have not been studied sufficiently like metal alloys or plastics, the most common structural materials. In this analysis, the measurement uncertainty was estimated using a larger number of samples than usual, i.e., thirty instead of typical ten. The results can be very useful to engineers who design models and finished products using this material. The investigations also show how wide the scatter of results is.

Keywords: static tensile test; measurement error; measurement uncertainty


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About the article

Received: 2014-03-04

Accepted: 2014-07-19

Published Online: 2014-08-21

Citation Information: Metrology and Measurement Systems, ISSN (Online) 2300-1941, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mms-2014-0047. Export Citation

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