Mechanical properties of thermoplastic parts produced by fused deposition modeling: a review

Bakir A. A., Atik R., ÖZERİNÇ S.

RAPID PROTOTYPING JOURNAL, vol.27, no.3, pp.537-561, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/rpj-03-2020-0061
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ABI/INFORM, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.537-561
  • Keywords: Additive manufacturing, 3D printing, Fused deposition modeling, Mechanical properties, Thermoplastics
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose - This paper aims to provide an overview of the recent findings of the mechanical properties of parts manufactured by fused deposition modeling (FDM). FDM has become a widely used technique for the manufacturing of thermoplastic parts. The mechanical performance of these parts under service conditions is difficult to predict due to the large number of process parameters involved. The review summarizes the current knowledge about the process-property relationships for FDM-based three-dimensional printing.