Study of Vapourised Solvent Attack on Additive Manufacturing Part Surface

Cunico, Marlon Wesley Machado
Cunico, Miriam Machado
de Carvalho, Jonas
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University of Texas at Austin

The additive manufacturing technologies has been facing an extraordinary growth during that last years, mainly as consequence of the increase of low cost FDM technologies into the marketing. In contrast with that, one of the main disadvantages of this sort of equipment is the final object finishing. For that reason, the main goal of this work is to present and characterise the post-processing which was introduced in the marketing as smoothing. In addition, a concise overview about the theory beneath this process is presented besides an experimental study that evaluates the impact of this process for the main mechanical properties of object.