Additive Manufacturing Technologies’ (AMT) PostPro3D solution is claimed to be one of the most ideal post processing solutions for part surface finishing of polymer 3D parts. Owing to the numerous benefits of this technology, high volume production of products related to the medical, automobile and aerospace industry also becomes possible. The company will also be making a major announcement at the Formnext trade fair.
The UK-based company, Additive Manufacturing Technologies specialises in post processing of 3D printed parts for high volume end-use applications. Keeping in mind the dynamics and importance of additive manufacturing in an Industry 4.0 scenario, the firm has introduced the PostPro3D innovation. The exclusive technology is an automated post processing solution for smoothing thermoplastic polymer 3D parts. With the assistance of this solution, one can obtain an injection moulded surface quality on parts that have been printed by making use of the laser sintering, HP multi jet fusion, high speed sintering, or fused deposition modelling technology.
AMT’s PostPro3D innovation
The PostPro3D solution is equipped with Additive Manufacturing Technologies’ proprietary Blast (Boundary Layer Automated Smoothing Technology) process technology. The Blast process is a physio-chemical process that can smooth a wide variety of thermoplastic polymers. It is also a non-line-of-sight process that can smooth complex internal cavities of polymer parts. The PostPro3D technology is highly controllable and offers multiple benefits such as reduction of manufacturing as well as operational and maintenance costs along with decrease in lead-time.
In terms of costs, the technology proves to be ideal for part surface finishing owing to which high volume production in the medical, automobile and aerospace sector becomes possible. It is interesting to note that the PostPro3D innovation can achieve a surface finish with an Ra of less than 1 micron. Another significant feature of this innovation is that it is connected to the 3G cellular network which enables remote monitoring, automated consumable re-ordering, and automated predictive maintenance and diagnostics. Thus, the automated turnkey solution can be easily integrated into the digital workflow.
Additive Manufacturing Technologies to exhibit at Formnext
The PostPro3D technology via its series of pre-defined parameter sets and algorithms ensures that it offers a surface finish that is similar to the conventional injection moulding process. Industry players from the additive manufacturing field can witness live demonstrations of this innovation at the upcoming Formnext exhibition. The Frankfurt-based trade fair focuses on displaying many additive manufacturing technologies from across the globe under a single roof. It is here that the Additive Manufacturing Technologies firm will be setting up their booth to educate and update industry leaders about their achievements. The company also has plans to make a major announcement at the show. If you are keen on visiting Formnext, do visit the Additive Manufacturing Technologies booth in Hall 3.1, Stand G38.