عنوان مقاله [English]
Nowadays in worldwide competitive markets, the development of product by shortening the cycle time from design to production process in order to increase the rate of production is a remarkable success for manufacturing organizations. Therefore, fast prototyping and manufacturing methods are developed and grown at a fast rate. The fused deposition modeling (FDM) using polymeric filaments can be classified as one of the fast prototyping methods. Several works have been carried out to evaluate the effect of FDM processing parameters on mechanical properties. The results showed that the parameters such as raster orientation, air gap and build plane were the most important factors on mechanical properties, also the fill pattern and design precision were the ones which had significant impacts on the surface quality. By reviewing the related published papers, our aim in this article has been to provide some information on the above-mentioned manufacturing process to include the important parameters that should be controlled in order to acquire a product with optimum mechanical properties.