Applicability of chemical vapour polishing of additive manufactured parts to meet production-quality

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Abstract

The Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) method is the most rapidly growing Additive Manufacturing (AM) method[1]. FDM employs a 2.5D deposition scheme which induce a step-ladder shaped surface definition [2], with seams of the individual layers clearly visible[3]. This paper investigate to which extend chemical vapour polishing can be applied to eliminate the layered surfaces from FDM, so that a polished surface quality is obtained. It is quantified to what extend parts can be vapour polished and how geometrical and mechanical properties alter. The fundamental question is whether the surfaces of FDM manufactured parts can be taken from their current quality into the precision engineering domain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
Publication date2014
Pages125-128
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event14th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology - Valamar Lacroma Hotel, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 2 Jun 20146 Jun 2014
Conference number: 14

Conference

Conference14th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
Number14
LocationValamar Lacroma Hotel
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period02/06/201406/06/2014

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