Manufacturing Science and Technology Vol. 2(3), pp. 51 - 55
DOI: 10.13189/mst.2014.020301
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Methods to Improve Surface Finish of Parts Produced by Fused Deposition Modeling


Gurpal Singh Bual , Parlad kumar *
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India

ABSTRACT

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is one of the rapid prototyping technologies that can use plastic material, which can be effectively used for making patterns for investment casting. The surface finish of the investment casting depends upon the surface finish of the pattern. But the surface finish of the parts produced by using FDM is not very good as compared to wax patterns, which are conventionally used in investment casting. Therefore to use plastic patterns instead of wax, a technique is required to improve the surface finish of the FDM parts. It has been found that there are various methods to improve surface finish of plastic patterns made by FDM. These methods have been reviewed in this paper.

KEYWORDS
Fused Deposition Modeling, Surface Finish, Rapid Prototyping, Investment Casting

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Gurpal Singh Bual , Parlad kumar , "Methods to Improve Surface Finish of Parts Produced by Fused Deposition Modeling," Manufacturing Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 51 - 55, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/mst.2014.020301.

(b). APA Format:
Gurpal Singh Bual , Parlad kumar (2014). Methods to Improve Surface Finish of Parts Produced by Fused Deposition Modeling. Manufacturing Science and Technology, 2(3), 51 - 55. DOI: 10.13189/mst.2014.020301.