Mechanical Testing of Additive Manufactured Materials & Components
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is an increasingly popular way for manufacturers to create products or components with highly complex shapes and unusual geometries. In this video, we compare mechanical properties of a component printed in 2 different print orientations and discuss how testing 3D printed materials differs from wrought or cast components. We perform a tensile test using a universal testing system, video extensometer with digital image correlation (DIC) software to show the strain map and identify areas of stress concentration while the force is being applied.
- Additive Materials Testing White Paper
- Instron 6800 Series Universal Testing Systems
- AVE 2 Advanced Video Extensometer
- Digital Image Correlation (DIC) Software
- Pneumatic Side Action Tensile Grips