#POSTPROCESSING

Gardner Business Media Organizes Manufacturing Cleaning Association

By: AM Staff

Group to address growing industry demand for stricter parts cleaning standards.
#postprocessing

Production

Mars Rover Instrument Is Manufacturing Challenge, 3D Printing Victory

A critical instrument on the Perseverance rover requires five components that could only be made via additive manufacturing. Carpenter Additive overcame obstacles to produce them.
#metal #postprocessing #brackets

Future-Proof Additive Manufacturing Debinding Through Sustainable Methods

Sustainable manufacturing can increase operational efficiency while responding to environmental requirements, but must consider the entire production chain including postprocessing. For binder jetting, this means selecting a sustainable debinding method. 
#metal #postprocessing #sustainability

Makino, Additive Industries Partner to Develop Hybrid Process Chains

By: AM Staff

Collaboration to focus on creation of integrated, cohesive process for additive manufacturing and postprocessing of metal parts.
#metal #postprocessing

26 Steps Vs. 9: The Metal AM Case for Mission Critical Parts

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

Knust Godwin introduced metal AM into its precision-machining environment nearly eight years ago. Now the company is using the capability to break through into new applications and give 3D printed mission-critical parts a renewed business case.
#machining #metal #postprocessing

Production

3D Automatic Unpacking System Enables Continuous Workflow

By: AM Staff

HP and AM Solutions collaborate on the HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Automatic Unpacking Station, which offers consistent, repeatable unpacking and a high powder reclaim rate.
#postprocessing #polymer

Design

With This 3D Printed Block, EBM Is an Aid to CNC Machining

By: Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief

Holding the part is a challenge of machining for additive manufacturing. This medical manufacturer prints fixture tooling tailored to its additive parts.
#machining #metal #postprocessing

AM Solutions Updates S1 Postprocessing for Depowdering

By: AM Staff

System ensures postprocessing tasks are handled more efficiently, safer and more consistently.
#postprocessing #polymer

PostProcess’ Demi 4000 Optimizes Automated SLA Resin Removal

By: AM Staff

Demi 4000 utilizes PostProcess’ submersible technology for consistent, hands-free resin removal on large part sizes or large builds with many smaller sized stereolithography parts.
#postprocessing #polymer

Materials

2020 Formnext Start-Up Challenge Winners Announced

By: AM Staff

Young additive manufacturing companies impress with automated designs, new materials and optimized postprocessing.
#formnext #postprocessing #sustainability

Nexa3D’s xCure Provides Optimal Curing of Photoplastics

By: AM Staff

Intelligent postprocessing system is designed to enable consistent part performance at production scale.
#postprocessing #polymer

Automated Postprocessing Speeds Resin-Based Additive Manufacturing Workflows

Two manufacturers utilizing resin 3D printing techniques have found time and cost savings via automated resin removal and part cleaning equipment.
#postprocessing #polymer

Medical & Dental

PVD Coatings Solve Common 3D-Printed Mold and Part Problems

By: Christina M. Fuges, Contributing Editor

The right surface modification solution can alleviate a few common additive manufacturing pain points that typically require creating new molds or parts.
#polymer #metal #postprocessing

Rena Acquires Hirtenberger Engineered Surfaces

By: AM Staff

Acquisition will be integrated into Rena Technologies Austria (Rena AT) for the additive manufacturing market.
#postprocessing

Tooling

A New Partnership Offers Large-Scale 3D Printing and Five-Axis Machining

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

The side-by-side product offering from Cincinnati Inc. and Multiax America aims to provide high-throughput AM production for large parts under one roof.
#largeformat #postprocessing #machining

Choosing the Best Abrasive Finishing Process for 3D Printed Parts

Studies have shown that abrasive finishing is flexible enough to finish 3D printed parts with complex geometries and difficult-to-machine materials, although the best process depends on a number of factors.
#metal #postprocessing

Clemco Blast Cabinet Line Reduces Build Lines

By: AM Staff

RAPID 2020: Clemco Industries’ Pulsar 3D suction blast cabinet, part of Clemco’s Zero brand line, reduces build lines and removes excess powders from additive-manufactured prototypes and production parts.
#prototyping #postprocessing

Hirtenberger H600 Simultaneously Finishes Parts with Two Different Materials

By: AM Staff

RAPID 2020: Hirtenberger’s compact finishing module H6000 is built for the postprocessing of 3D printed metal parts.
#prototyping #postprocessing

Tooling

Formnext 2019 Emphasizes Complete Additive Manufacturing Process Chain — Well Beyond 3D Printing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor

The biggest AM event gets bigger. The sophistication of attendees advances. Materials, digital tools and postprocessing are prominent. Here are 10 impressions of this year’s show.
#metal #formnext #postprocessing

GF Machining Solutions Thinks Additive and Beyond

By: Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor

At the GF Machining Solutions 2019 Solution Days event, the company showcased two technologies that make clear its intention to move additive manufacturing into production.
#metal #postprocessing #machining