Postprocessing

Grinding Improves Surface Finish in 3D Printed Inconel, Study Shows

3D printed metal parts typically feature little stock remaining for finishing. Grinding is potentially an effective solution for meeting final tolerances. An abrasive technology provider investigates grinding as a complement to AM.

Inert Gas in Metal 3D Printing, Materials and Postprocessing

High-end metal additive manufacturing relies on the perfect gas composition to create products that meet the required material properties. But gas such as argon is also key to metal powder production, storage and postprocessing.

PADT Joins ASU's Postprocessing Advancement Project

$800,000 in matching funds have been awarded to ASU, PADT and other partners for the advancement of 3D printing postprocessing techniques.

Technical Coatings for Additive Manufacturing Show Promising Results

Technical coatings enable smooth and sealed surfaces with specific functions. Research teams from Sirris and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) collaborated to optimize the surfaces of additively manufactured parts.

AMFG and LEO Lane Collaborate on End-to-End AM Workflow Software

AMFG and LEO Lane partner to integrate software solutions and offer end-to-end secure workflow solutions for additive manufacturing.

Options for Finishing and Postprocessing Metal 3D-Printed Parts

There is a host of technologies available for finishing and postprocessing your AM parts. This column identifies options beyond machining.

Hirtenberger H3000 Finishing Module Applies Hirtisation Process

The automated postprocessing unit removes excess material and improves surface finish of metal 3D-printed parts.

Link3D Software Simplifies Additive Manufacturing Workflows

Technology from Link3D facilitates each step in the 3D printing process for companies. 

Zortrax Smart Vapor Smoothing Device Removes Layering

The Apoller smart vapor smoothing (SVS) removes layer lines from FDM 3D-printed parts.

PostProcess Technologies and Rösler Announce Partnership

PostProcess Technologies and Rösler partner for end-to-end digitization of 3D printing, including postprocessing.

Automated Postprocessing Achieves Surface Finish for Shrouded Impellers

Ingersoll Rand achieved 80 percent reduction in roughness average for its 3D-printed shrouded impellers using the automated Hybrid Deci Duo from PostProcess Technologies.

At a Grand Opening, Sodick Reveals More Than New Machines

Along with launching a new line of hybrid machines, the world’s largest EDM manufacturer is tailoring one of its models specifically for postprocessing additive parts.

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