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Title: Using acetone (propanone) as a post-production finishing technique: Crossing the divide between art and technology
Authors: Havenga, S.P.
de Beer, D.J.
Van Tonder, P.J.M.
Campbell, R.I.
Keywords: Entry-level Fused Deposition Modelling (ELFDM)
Additive manufacturing (AM)
Post-production finishing techniques (PPFTs)
Aesthetic value
3D printed artefacts
Tensile strength
3D printed
Selective laser sintering (SLS)
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Interesansa - zavod
Citation: HAVENGA, S.P. ...et al., 2017. Using acetone (propanone) as a post-production finishing technique: Crossing the divide between art and technology. IN: Drstvensek, I. and Schmidt, M. (eds.) 6th International Conference on Additive Technologies, Nuremberg, Germany (iCAT 2016), 29-30th Nov., pp. 430-442.
Abstract: Entry-level Fused Deposition Modelling (ELFDM) is an ever-expanding technology being utilized in the art and design industries. As this level of additive manufacturing technology suggests, there are limitations to the production outcomes and quality of end products. A need exists to improve post-production finishing techniques that will assist with reducing limitations and enhance aesthetic value. This brings about a debate around the production quality and value of 3D printed artefacts. Acetone (propanone) has been identified in a conclusive study as a promising substance to assist with the post-production finishing of ELFDM artefacts. The paper presents investigations from a qualitative and quantitative perspective to demonstrate acetone’s impact on the aesthetic value and quality of artistic artefacts in the South African and international spheres. It demonstrates the influence of acetone on the tensile strength of ABS plastic, as well as the overall increased aesthetic value output of ELFDM produced artefacts. Further recommendations for future examination are also suggested to fast-track the development of this crucial component of the global art and design industries.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/24193
Publisher Link: http://www.icat.rapiman.net/
ISBN: 978-961-281-579-0
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Design School)

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