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Table 7 The printing procedure involved in manufacturing ME polymer–textile composite (print layout A) to create T-Peel test panel

From: Development and testing of material extrusion additive manufactured polymer–textile composites

1. First layer calibration for optimum Z-distance between build platform to extrusion nozzle
2. Print first or base PLA layer using 0.2 mm layer height
3. Add nozzle height increment while the first layer print was almost complete
4. Pause printer immediately once the first layer was completed
5. Apply blue tape on the printed PLA layer
6. Place and secure the textile substrate above the layers using binder clips
7. Resume the printer to complete the subsequent print layers
8. Cut the T-Peel panel into six individual strips