Advances in Polymer Technology / 2021 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Preliminary Testing to Determine the Best Process Parameters for Polymer Laser Sintering of a New Polypropylene Polymeric Material

Table 1

A summary of the suitable process parameters for various commercially available polypropylene powders based on best mechanical properties [8].

MaterialCoathylene (80%)+PA12 (20%)PP-R201iCoPPPP CP 22 (Diamond Plastics)Rolaserit PP (ROWAK)Rolaserit PP (ROWAK)Coathylene+SiO2 (0.25 wt %)

MachineDTM Sinterstation 2000HRPS-IV PLS systemDTM Sinterstation 2000DTM Sinterstation 2000EOS Formiga P100DTM Sinterstation 2000Open PBF system
Laser bed temp. (°C)160150122148150
Laser power (W)6, 7, 8, 98.25,11, 13.75, 16.515, 20, 2515, 20, 2518, 21.5, 2521, 4115, 16.5, 18
Layer thickness (mm)0.100.150.100.100.06, 0.10, 0.120.10, 0.300.15
Scanning velocity (mm/s)12571500, 2000, 2500, 300050803500, 50804000, 500050002000, 2250, 2500
Scanning space (mm)0.15, 0.250.200.230.230.15, 0.20, 0.250.200.30