I had an idea after roving around Formnext 2022, and it has to do with post processing.
New AM Materials Round Up, October 7, 2022
Several new AM materials were announced in the past weeks.
Dyemansion Can Now Process Polypropylene
I had a chat with DyeMansion and learned they can now post process polypropylene parts.
It’s All About The Unit Cost: AMT’s New SF Series
AMT introduced a new line of highly advanced post processing devices for additive manufacturers, the SF Series.
DyeMansion’s VaporFuse Process Breaks the Food Barrier
DyeMansion announced a new food safe capability for their VaporFuse process, and several corporate advancements.
Some Questions About The PolySmoother
I’m looking at a new and wildly successful Kickstarter for something called the “PolySmoother”, which they say is “an extremely convenient tool for polishing 3D prints”.
Prusa Announces PVB Material, But Is It Too Difficult To Use?
Prusa Research announced the availability of a new and unusual material for 3D printing for their Prusament line: PVB.
Book of the Week: Smoothing 3D Prints from ABS Using Acetone Vapors
This week’s selection is “Smoothing 3D prints from ABS using acetone vapors” by Jagoda Ryba and Urszula Lelek-Borkowska.
E3D’s ASMBL System Could Make Near-Perfect 3D Prints
E3D-Online announced a new tool for their Toolchanger 3D printer that performs coordinated subtractive operations.
AMT’s Automated Post Processing System
AMT’s new automated post processing system for 3D printing could enable massive scalability. We found out how it works.
The NEO800 Industrial SLA 3D Printer
We had a chat with Maria Fatialofa of RPS about their NEO 800 3D printer.
Dye Mansion’s VaporFuse Smoothing Solution Continues
Dye Mansion continues to develop a new 3D print smoothing solution.
Realizing 3D Printing’s Potential via Automated Post-Processing Tech
As the 3D printing space continues to transform into something that fits into industrial factory settings, we’ve seen materials expand, systems improve, and a trend toward automation. What has so far seemed to be the missing piece is an equal improvement in post-processing technologies.
3D Print Learning Series: Processing
This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on 3D print processing.
A Deeper Look At PULVERMEISTER
After our story last week about a new post processing company, PULVERMEISTER, we learned a great deal more.
The Amazing PULVERMEISTER
A new company, Pulvermeister GmbH, has produced a prototype of a 3D print post-processing device.
DyeMansion’s Way Ahead is Smooth with VaporFuse Surfacing
The future is bright — and brightly colored — for post-processing 3D prints.
PostProcess Partners with Rösler
That didn’t take long. After announcing the establishment of a base in Europe US-based PostProcess Technologies announced an interesting partnership with Germany-based Rösler. PostProcess Technologies produces a series of “smart” post-processing devices for 3D printing that intelligently remove supports or smooth the inevitably layered surfaces of freshly printed objects. Sometimes their equipment does both processes… Continue reading PostProcess Partners with Rösler
Zortrax Introduces 3D Print Smoothing Device
Zortrax announced the Apoller Smart Vapor Smoothing Device.
PostProcess Technologies Moves To Europe
PostProcess Technologies is opening up a European operation.
To Sand Or Not To Sand: An Experiment
Sanding 3D prints can be very tedious – but it turns out you may not need to in some cases.
The 3D Printing Finishing Guidebook to Make Products Shine
3D printing is the next big activity for hobbyists and manufactures alike.
3D Printing Supplies that Are Not Printing Materials
I’m reviewing the product list from an Australian company, 3D Formulations, which provides a number of non-printing supplies for 3D printing operations.
Method for Selectively Polishing 3D Prints Proposed
Researchers are refining a very simple process for smoothing 3D prints.
Prusa Introduces “Smooth Variable Layer Height” to Combine Speed AND Quality
Open source desktop 3D printer manufacture Prusa Labs introduced a fascinating new feature in their slicing software that attempts to resolve the eternal trade off between quality of print and print speed in 3D printing.
Sculpteo un-Beta’s Their Smoothing System
3D print service Sculpteo announced testing of their mysterious smoothing system is now “out of its beta phase” and available to all.
Inspecting Polymaker’s Smoothing System
I was able to take a close look at Polymaker’s new smoothing system and found it to be very impressive.
PolyMaker’s Slick 3D Print Smoothing System
Shanghai-based Polymaker has developed a combination plastic filament and device to perfectly smooth 3D prints.
Hands On With The XTC-3D Smoothing System
We got dirty with XTC-3D, a 3D print smoothing resin. The results are very shiny.