TOPSIS-Driven Optimization of FFF Process Parameters for Mechanical Strength Enhancement

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Year : 2024 | Volume :11 | Special Issue : 12 | Page : 246-255

Sourabh Anand*

Manoj Kumar Satyarthi

  1. Research Scholar University School of Information New Delhi India
  2. Assistant Professor University School of Information, Communication and Technology New Delhi India


In this study, the application of the Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) method for optimizing Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process parameters to enhance the tensile and flexural strength of Polylactic Acid (PLA) material-based 3D printed components is explored. This investigation delves into the intricate relationship between key parameters, such as layer height, print speed, infill density, print temperature, and nozzle diameter, and their impact on material strength. The experimental results reveal a significant improvement in both tensile and flexural strength, establishing PLA as an exemplary choice for manufacturing robust components suitable for diverse applications, ranging from prototyping to customized product development. The identified optimal settings, including a layer height of 0.23 mm, a print speed of 55 mm/s, print orientation at 45°, 100% infill density, and a print temperature of 220°C, contribute to the enhanced performance of the FFF technique. These findings contribute valuable insights for practitioners seeking to achieve superior mechanical properties in PLA-based 3D printed components.

Keywords: Fused Filament Fabrication process, TOPSIS, Multi Objective Optimization, Poly Lactic Acid

[This article belongs to Special Issue under section in Journal of Polymer and Composites(jopc)]

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Special Issue Open Access Original Research
Volume 11
Special Issue 12
Received December 19, 2023
Accepted January 1, 2024
Published April 2, 2024