RE: metalizing/chroming of FDM-ABS parts

From: Neil Hopkinson (
Date: Mon Jul 16 2001 - 15:11:32 EEST

Working in reverse order, I believe that...

K = keytone
E = bound to be ethyl
M = ....erm, could do with help here.

Stratasys have also experiented with a methylene chloride solution (50%
methylene chloride, 50% Trichloroethylene, and 1% methyl methacrylate
monomer) - I assume this is not the same as MEK!


-----Original Message-----
From: RP Scott []
Sent: 16 July 2001 12:43
Subject: Re: metalizing/chroming of FDM-ABS parts

Anyone like to clue me in on what is MEK?


RP Scott

>From: "JB Ventures BV" <>
>Reply-To: <>
>To: "RPML" <>
>Subject: metalizing/chroming of FDM-ABS parts
>Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 17:26:17 +0200
>Hello All,
>When a FDM-ABS part is sealed with a solution like thinner, MEK or else;
>it still be metalized/chromed. Anyone out there with some experience in
>this? Something else we should take care of?
>Thanks in advance, and have a nice week-end (and let your RP-machines do
>work these days offcourse!)
>Kind regards,
>JB Ventures BV
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