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Waterproofing 3-D prints from the makers[edit]

  • epoxy coat after or purpose made 3DP coating-- add commercial versions here:

Using Coating as a waterproofing Technique[edit]

Coating and Lamination[edit]

Singa, K.A review on coating & Lamination in Textiles:Processes and Applications,American Journal of Polymer Science,2012

  • Polyurethane (PU) is used to waterproof clothing
  • Perfluoro, Polyacrylates, PVC, and Vinylacetate are chemicals used as coatings for waterproofing
  • Butadiene Polyurethane resin is also used as a coating to waterproof objects
  • Direct and transfer coating are best for waterproofing

URL: http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.ajps.20120203.04.html

Using 3D prints[edit]

3D Printed Underwater VR[edit]

Zhang, W. Tien Tan, C. Chen, T. Demo: A safe Low-cost HMD for Underwater VR Experiences, Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applictions, Article 12, 2016

  • 3D printers are able to print parts that are waterproof
  • Specific density and infill settings are needed
  • Can 3D print components that prevent leaks

URL: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2999519

Underwater Homes[edit]

Champion, B. Jamshidi, M. Joordens, M. 3D Printed Underwater Housing, World Automation Congress (WAC), 2016

  • Polylactic Acid (PLA) absorbs water since it is bio-degradable
  • Acrylonitrile Butadine Styrene (ABS) is a stong material
  • ABS does not absorb water so no coating is needed
  • ABS can be smoothed by a coating of acetone which prevents leakage
  • Waterproof seals can be a flat seal, O-ring, or gasket

URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7582993

Underwater Camera[edit]

Digumarti, S. Chaurasia, G. Taneja, A. Siegwart, R. Thomas, A. Beardsley, P. Underwater 3D capture using a low-cost commercial depth camera, IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2016

  • Used acrylic sealed with silicone to cover the electronics

URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7477644/authors#authors