Additive Manufacturing Applied sciences (AMT), an award-winning UK-based post-processing programs producer, will unveil two new machines at RAPID + TCT 2019 in Detroit, Michigan, subsequent month.
On Could 20-23rd, the PostPro3DColor and PostPro3DMini will likely be showcased with the corporate’s PostPro3D system which was launched late final 12 months. This machine is designed to clean thermoplastic 3D printed components equal to these produced utilizing injection molding. Joseph Crabtree, CEO at AMT, stated:
“We’re excited to be exhibiting and presenting for the primary time at RAPID in Detroit subsequent month. “We’re scaling up manufacturing each domestically within the U.S. and globally and we’re desirous to share the progress we have now made with our post-processing options.”
A component processed via the PostPro3D system created from HP Nylon 12. Picture by way of AMT.
BLAST post-processing know-how
With 4 years of expertise within the 3D printing trade, AMT has developed know-how to deal with the associated fee and time restrictions inside post-processing. The corporate’s is operated utilizing its proprietary Boundary Layer Automated Smoothing Expertise (BLAST).
In line with AMT, BLAST is a physio-chemical performance- and aesthetic-enhancing course of that smooths a wide range of thermoplastic 3D printed components with complicated inner cavities. The strategy is alleged to be well-controlled for reproducible outcomes, eliminating degradation of the half’s mechanical properties.
“Our BLAST course of seals the floor of the components being processed eradicating porosity and thus sealing them towards liquid or gasoline ingress,” added Crabtree. “Our PostPro3D programs make half floor ending value and pace aggressive for prime quantity manufacturing and have been absolutely examined on merchandise throughout a variety of trade sectors together with automotive, aerospace, sports activities, and footwear.”
Earlier than and after of a post-processed automotive duct 3D printed utilizing HP Nylon 12. Picture by way of AMT.
The PostPro3DColor and PostPro3DMini
The PostPro3DColor, one of many two new programs, provides the identical features of the PostPro3D while including shade to the 3D printed components in a single step with out using water. In line with AMT, that is the one commercially accessible post-processing gear of its variety.
Equally, the PostPro3DMini supplies some great benefits of the PostPro3D machine in a smaller unit. That is aimed towards STEM applications and design studios. Crabtree continued, “Elements processed within the PostPro3D machines don’t present a cytotoxic impact in accordance with ISO 10993-5, ISO 10993-1, and ISO 10993-12 which suggests they are often licensed for medical use.”
At present, AMT is collaborating with quite a few OEMs together with Japanese electronics producer Mitsubishi Electrical, distributors, and materials suppliers to optimize post-processing. These headed to RAPID + TCT can go to AMT at sales space 656.
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Featured picture reveals 3D printed components made with an EOS PA2200, post-processed utilizing the PostPro3D system. Picture by way of AMT.
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