Creep test with 3D printed plastic materials: PLA, PETG, ASA, Nylon

Title: Creep test with 3D printed plastic materials: PLA, PETG, ASA, Nylon. Watch on youtube:

Tags: 3dprint, strength test, material test, creep test,

Material creep is the tendency of a solid material to deform permanently under the influence of constant mechanical load. In this creep test I am comparing 4 different 3D printing filaments (PLA, PETG, ASA, Nylon) to better understand their behavior under constant load over a longer period of time. I prepared 3 different creep tests, but I am opened for suggestions, how to improve them. One of my next videos will be a comparison of 4 different ABS filaments, to find out which is the best for 3D printed Voron parts.

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Used materials and methods:
Creality enclosure
Torque wrench (set to 2.5 Nm)
Filaments: PLA, PETG, ASA (Prusa) and Nylon (Gembird)
Creality dryer:
Test specimens are 3D printed on Prusa MK3s.

Results, STL files, drawings, 2D scale can be downloaded below this text.

Mentioned in the video:
Screw test idea I got from video by Stefan from @CNC Kitchen .
Tensile testing machine:
Creep test machines:

0:00 Introduction
0:21 What is material creep?
1:23 About tested materials
2:26 About tensile creep test
3:08 About 3 point bending test
3:35 About Test 1 (C-test specimen)
4:40 About Test 2 (2 point bending)
5:38 About Test 3 (screw test)
7:44 Starting with Test 1
9:31 Starting with Test 2
10:53 Starting with Test 3
13:06 After 10 hours
14:26 After 24h
14:55 Day 2
18:24 Day 4
20:21 Heating (Day 4)
25:07 Day 6
27:18 Removing the load
28:07 Analyzing the results
30:02 Conclusions about materials
31:24 About my creep tests

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Download files: 69.9 kB
creep-test-results-v2.xlsx 29.7 kB
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creep-test-scale.pdf 114.1 kB
pointer-for-m5-screw.stl 70 kB [View»]
test1-c-specimen.stl 60.3 kB [View»]
test2-100x10mm.stl 1.7 kB [View»]
test3-40x10x16.stl 64.3 kB [View»]

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