1st Edition

Post-Processing of Parts and Components Fabricated by Fused Deposition Modeling Techniques and Advancements

Edited By Vinayak R. Malik, Vivek Tiwary, Arunkumar P. Copyright 2025
    296 Pages 137 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book describes several post-processing techniques that can be used to enhance the mechanical strength, isotropy, surface quality, and dimensional accuracy of 3D printed components using Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technique. It also discusses the usage of adhesives, interlocks, fasteners, ultrasonic, frictional, and microwave energy to join FDM-3D printed parts. Furthermore, the book also covers the scope of future research and challenges in the post-processing of FDM parts, as well as some of the most popular approaches in the field, such as Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM), Machine Learning, and IoT.


    • Covers all necessary details related to post-processing of Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) parts.
    • Provides overview of various joining techniques for 3D printed FDM parts.
    • Focuses on latest developments related to sustainability and optimization in post-processing of FDM parts.
    • Includes microwave joining of 3D printed parts.
    • Reviews case studies on cutting edge research, innovation, and development aspects.

    This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in additive manufacturing, material science, as well as manufacturing engineering.

    1. An overview of post-processing of Fused Deposition Modelling 3D printed products
    Mehmet Şükrü Adin & Menderes Kam

    Section I: Post-processing techniques for improving the quality of FDM 3D printed parts

    2. Chemical-based methods for polishing surfaces produced by Material Extrusion process
    Mohammad Vahid Ehteshamfar

    3. Surface roughness evaluation of fused deposition modeling additive-manufactured Polylactic acid components affected by 3D-printing parameters and vapor post processing treatments
    Mohammad Azadi, Maryam Chiyani, Shokouh Dezianian, Ali Dadashi, Mohammad Hasan Rahaei, Mohammad Kamyab

    4. Post-processing of functional parts obtained by additive manufacturing—influence on the surface and dimensional quality and mechanical performance
    Giovanni Gómez-Gras & Marco A. Pérez

    5. Coating methods and materials for 3D printed (FDM) parts
    Sateeshkumar Kanakannavar, Kiran Shahapurkar, Rayappa Srinivas Mahale, Gangadhar M Kanaginahal, Prashant P Kakkamari

    Section II: Joining/welding as post-processing techniques for FDM 3D printed parts

    6. Insights into various Joining/Welding techniques to evade the built volume constraint of FDM-3D printers
    Vivek Tiwary, Arunkumar P. & Vinayak R Malik

    7. Investigation of the Effect of Bonding Parameters on the Adhesive Bonding Strength of Parts Produced by FDM-3D Method
    Nergizhan Anac & Oğuz KOCAR

    8. Friction Stir Welding, Friction Stir Spot Welding and Spin Friction Welding of 3D printed Components
    Vivek Tiwary, Arunkumar P. & Vinayak R Malik

    9. Microwave and Ultrasonic Welding of 3D printed Components
    Vivek Tiwary, Mehmet Şükrü Adin, Arunkumar P. & Vinayak R Malik

    Section III: Miscellaneous topics

    10. Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) of FDM parts
    Srikrishna B. Rao

    11. Machine Learning in Post-Processing of Fused Deposition Modelling Parts
    Raman Kumar, Ranvijay Kumar & Jatinder Pal

    12. A study on additive manufacturing processes, standards and mechanical properties
    Mehmet Şükrü Adin

    13. Exploring and understanding the possibilities of IoT in FDM-3D Printing
    Vivek Tiwary, Arunkumar P., Shreyans Bhandari & Vinayak R Malik

    14. Research scope and Future challenges in post-processing of FDM parts
    Vivek Tiwary, Arunkumar P. & Vinayak R Malik


    Vinayak R. Malik is working as Associate Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at KLS Gogte institute of Technology. He holds a Doctorate degree in Material Science from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. His research areas include Friction Stir Welding and Processing, Microwave Sintering, Materials technology, Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing. He has published numerous research papers in reputed journals along with 2 grants and 4 patents to his credit. His research contributions in close association with industry partner Enerzi Microwave Systems Pvt. Ltd. have yielded metallurgical solutions to Industrial problems.

    Vivek Tiwary is working as Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at KLS Gogte institute of Technology. He holds a Master’s degree in Material Science & Metallurgy from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal. His research areas include Materials technology, Additive Manufacturing, Welding/joining of 3D printed parts and Heat treatment of steels. His PhD title is “Experimental Investigations of Joining as Post-Processing Techniques to Circumvent the Bed Size Limitation of FDM-3D Printers” earned from VTU. He has published fifteen research papers in reputed SCI journals. He has obtained and executed grants worth Rs. 55 lakhs from KCTU and KSCST. Recently his final year UG project has also bagged the reputed IMTEX and KSCST awards. His most recent "IOT based 3D printing" event was one of several workshops and training programmes he has held for students and industry personnel. He has been actively offering consultancy services to the local MSME's industries in the fields of 3D printing and 3D scanning.

    Arunkumar P. is an Associate Professor at the KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belagavi. He was previously the institute’s chief of examiner (COE), and he is currently the Dean of academics. His experience in the field of academics and industry extends over a period of 18 years. His research areas include CAD/CAM, Process Planning and Additive Manufacturing. He has 30 international journal and conference publications to his credit along with two research grants. He has conducted several workshops/FDP for MSME's industries in the fields of 3D printing and 3D scanning. He has received invitations to serve as a resource on reverse engineering and 3D printing from numerous organisations and businesses.