NICOLETA ELISABETA PASCU, TIBERIU GABRIEL DOBRESCU, EMILIA BALAN, GABRIEL JIGA, VICTOR ADIR DESIGN OF ABS PLASTIC COMPONENTS THROUGH FDM PROCESS FOR THE QUICK REPLACEMENT OF OUTWORN PARTS IN A TECHNOLOGICAL FLOW The paper shows the importance of designing an ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) plastic part which will be produced using FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology; it is obtained a product with the same characteristics provided by the operating guide book. Thus, this solution combines both the capacity of the designer as well as the applied technology and can produce similar or improved plastic components, at the same time maintaining the functional characteristics of the work piece. This paper is a plea for the application of 3D printing using FDM technology for manufacturing components (spare parts) out of production, because the technological systems users no longer have other solutions available for replacing outworn plastic parts. 3D printing using FDM technology is a fast option for replacing outworn components, the modeling, simulation and printing time being shorter than the purchase time of a new subassembly or assembly that has been remanufactured and modernized.
Keywords: 3D printing, Fused Deposition Modeling, Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene, support, design