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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Virtual and Physical Prototyping, Taylor and Francis Ltd .
Source : Virtual and Physical Prototyping, Taylor and Francis Ltd., Volume 13, Issue 3, p.155-163 (2018)
Keywords : 1, 2-dichloroethanes, 3D printers, acetone, Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, Additive manufacturing process, Chemical treatments, Cost effectiveness, Deposition, Dimensional accuracy, Effect of chemicals, Environment friendly, Finishing, Fused deposition modelling, Indicators (chemical), Styrene, Surface roughness, Surface treatment, Tensile strength.
Campus : Coimbatore
School : School of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Year : 2018
Abstract : Fused deposition modelling (FDM) is one of the most commonly used additive manufacturing processes because of its environment-friendly nature and cost-effectiveness. However, it suffers badly from low surface quality due to a larger layer resolution. The surface finish of FDM parts can be enhanced by post chemical treatment using various solvents. The chemical treatment reduces the surface roughness by dissolving the external surfaces of 3D-printed samples. Chemical treatment is an easy, fast and economical technique. In the present investigation, the effect of chemical treatment on surface roughness and tensile strength of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) parts made using the FDM process is investigated using two chemicals, namely acetone and 1, 2 dichloroethane. The post chemical treatment dramatically improves the surface finish and dimensional accuracy of ABS specimens. But chemical treatment results in the reduction of the tensile strength. Better tensile strength is obtained while using acetone solvent and a better surface finish is obtained using dichloroethane. © 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Cite this Research Publication : J. N., Senthil, P., and Prakash, C., “Effect of chemical treatment on tensile strength and surface roughness of 3D-printed ABS using the FDM process”, Virtual and Physical Prototyping, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 155-163, 2018.