If you think cleaning and smoothing 3D prints is easy, think again, and take a look at AM Solutions’ technology.
I had an idea after roving around Formnext 2022, and it has to do with post processing.
Several new AM materials were announced in the past weeks.
I had a chat with DyeMansion and learned they can now post process polypropylene parts.
AMT introduced a new line of highly advanced post processing devices for additive manufacturers, the SF Series.
DyeMansion announced a new food safe capability for their VaporFuse process, and several corporate advancements.
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 Research announced the availability of a new and unusual material for 3D printing for their Prusament line: PVB.
This week’s selection is “Smoothing 3D prints from ABS using acetone vapors” by Jagoda Ryba and Urszula Lelek-Borkowska.
E3D-Online announced a new tool for their Toolchanger 3D printer that performs coordinated subtractive operations.
AMT’s new automated post processing system for 3D printing could enable massive scalability. We found out how it works.
We had a chat with Maria Fatialofa of RPS about their NEO 800 3D printer.
Dye Mansion continues to develop a new 3D print smoothing solution.
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.
This is an entry in our 3D Print Learning Series, focusing on 3D print processing.
After our story last week about a new post processing company, PULVERMEISTER, we learned a great deal more.
A new company, Pulvermeister GmbH, has produced a prototype of a 3D print post-processing device.
The future is bright — and brightly colored — for post-processing 3D prints.
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 announced the Apoller Smart Vapor Smoothing Device.
PostProcess Technologies is opening up a European operation.
Sanding 3D prints can be very tedious – but it turns out you may not need to in some cases.
3D printing is the next big activity for hobbyists and manufactures alike.
I’m reviewing the product list from an Australian company, 3D Formulations, which provides a number of non-printing supplies for 3D printing operations.
Researchers are refining a very simple process for smoothing 3D prints.
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.
3D print service Sculpteo announced testing of their mysterious smoothing system is now “out of its beta phase” and available to all.
I was able to take a close look at Polymaker’s new smoothing system and found it to be very impressive.
Shanghai-based Polymaker has developed a combination plastic filament and device to perfectly smooth 3D prints.
We got dirty with XTC-3D, a 3D print smoothing resin. The results are very shiny.