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Title: The use of rapid prototyping in the joining of fractured historical silver object.
Authors: Silva, Maria Luiza Seixas de Souza e
Assis, Paulo Santos
Figueiredo Junior, João Cura D'Ars
Pinto, Maria Aparecida
Paula, Daniella Gualberto Caldeira
Keywords: Corrosion
Rapid prototypes
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: SILVA, M. L. S. de S. e. The use of rapid prototyping in the joining of fractured historical silver object. Rapid Prototyping Journal, v. 24, p. 532-538, 2018. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 15 fev. 2019.
Abstract: Purpose – This paper aims to present a proposal for the restoration of a silver crown by means of fitting pieces produced by the process of 3D modelling and rapid prototyping. It also analyses the benefits of this procedure in restoration of objects weakened by corrosive processes. Design/methodology/approach – Elemental chemical analysis was carried out in the alloy used in the manufacture of the crown and the constructive and corrosive processes present were studied. Three fitting pieces were modelled and prototyped in wax casting by the stereolithography apparatus system aiming to restore the part and protect the original metal against impacts and external tensions which could speed up some deterioration processes. Findings – The procedure presented in this paper has shown that formal and dimensional accuracy, only achieved by means of 3D technologies, made the restoration and mechanical stability of the crown possible without the use of adhesives or welding. Originality/value – The proposed procedure is a new restoration alternative which causes minimal impact to the object and abides by the main standards for modern conservation. It is made with metal which is compatible with the original piece, retractable and easily identifiable.
ISSN: 13552546
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