PostProcess Launches Forti Support Removal Solution

PostProcess has expanded its post-3D printing offering with its Forti support removal solution. The technology is said to give operators the ability to control key process parameters and optimize cycles for consistent end parts.

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PostProcess Technologies has added to its lineup of automated post-printing solutions for additive manufacturing (AM). The Forti leverages PostProcess’ submersible technology for consistent, hands-free support structure and resin removal on 3D printed PolyJet, fused deposition modeling (FDM), stereolithography (SLA) and Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) parts. The Forti addresses the growing market demand for a software-driven finishing solution between PostProcess’ desktop-sized Centi solution and production scale Demi solution, the company says.

Enabled by PostProcess’ patent-pending Automat3D software platform, the Forti system’s Submersed Vortex Cavitation (SVC) technology uses ultrasonics, heat and fluid flow with additive-formulated chemistry. An advanced pumping scheme creates vortex action to optimize the removal rate of the support material and minimize buoyancy issues to eliminate damaged parts. With user-friendly software controls, operators are said to have control over key process parameters and the ability to optimize cycles to produce consistent end parts via the system’s pre-designed agitation levels.