5/4/2017

AccuSmooth Process Produces Polished Finish for 3D-Printed Parts

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Rapid 2017: A system from Cimquest uses a vapor tank to smooth surface finish.

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Cimquest offers its AccuSmooth postprocessing solution for producing a smooth, polished finish on 3D-printed parts. The process dips parts into a vapor tank containing a liquid that is brought to boiling point. The vapor rises and melts away the part surface, eliminating all layer lines.

According to the company, the process takes only a few seconds to produce an even surface finish, and the method does not significantly affect part accuracy. Bead blasting after the smoothing process can be used to subdue the surface tension an further camouflage layer lines for a matte finish. 

The AccuSmooth system offers a chamber measuring 11" × 14" × 12" and operates with 110-V power.

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