DyeMansion, Stratasys Collaborate on Complete Additive Manufacturing Architecture
Edited by AM Staff
Stratasys Ltd., a supplier of polymer 3D printing solutions, and DyeMansion, a provider of postprocessing solutions for industrial polymer 3D printing, are partnering to create the first reference architecture for production-scale additive manufacturing (AM).
The reference architecture outlines a process for using AM to mass produce 3D-printed end-use parts with consistently high quality and priced competitively with traditional manufacturing processes. The architecture is based on Stratasys’ new H Series production platform in combination with the DyeMansion Print-to-Product postprocessing platform.
The Stratasys H350 3D printer is a powder-bed system designed specifically for end-use parts production. Powered by Stratasys’ selective absorption fusion (SAF) technology, the H350 printer is designed to deliver production consistency, a competitive and predictable cost per part, and complete production control for volumes of thousands of parts. Stratasys recommends the DyeMansion solution for postprocessing, having evaluated it with the H350 printer and its initial PA11 polymer material.
The DyeMansion Print-to-Product workflow complements the H350 printer with an industrial solution for cleaning, surfacing and coloring parts. Depending on the end-use application requirements, customers can choose between two different finishes: an aesthetic semigloss finish delivering a homogeneous scratch-resistant surface, or a more functional finish delivering completely sealed and washable surfaces.
The collaboration enables manufacturers to move parts from print to postprocess through an integrated offering that delivers value, the company says. The Print-to-Product workflow enables various applications such as eyewear, automotive interior or spare parts, and medical devices and orthotics.
“Together with DyeMansion, we’re giving our customers a comprehensive, proven additive manufacturing process tailored to our H350 3D printer,“ says Patrick Carey, Stratasys senior vice president, Americas products and solutions. “This enables our customers to easily move from powder to consistent, quality finished parts at scale. The alliance will help accelerate the adoption of SAF technology for end-use parts production.”
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