Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) is mostly used to develop functional prototypes and in some applications for end-use parts. It is important to study the surfaces produced by FDM to understand the certainty of process. Truncheon design test artefacts are printed at different print settings and surfaces are measured using stylus profilometer. Taguchi's design of experiments, signal-to-noise ratio and multiple regression statistics are implemented to establish a concise study of the individual and combined effect of process variables on surface texture parameters. Further, a model is developed to predict the roughness parameters and is compared with experimental values. The results suggest significant roughness parameter values decrease with increase in build inclination and increases with increase in layer thickness except the roughness peak count.
Reddy, V., Flys, O., Chaparala, A., Berrimi, C. E., Amogh, V., & Rosen, B. G. (2018). Study on surface texture of Fused Deposition Modeling. In Procedia Manufacturing (Vol. 25, pp. 389–396). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2018.06.108