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APPLICATION OF ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGY OF FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING FOR MANUFACTURING SMALL SERIES OF ELASTIC MODELS

The paper presents an application of additive method of Fused Deposition Modeling for manufacturing of small series of elastic models. Additive FDM technology is used to produce a casting mould for multiple use. Process of manufacturing of small series of products consists in casting a two-component silicone rubber degassed using vacuum chamber into a multiple use mould. The paper shows the course of the process and related problems on the example of industrial product – a cylindrical seal. The casting mould was produced out of ABS material using BST 1200 machine, whereas casted elastic models were made out of XTX 45 silicone rubber.