In addition to additive and subtractive manufacturing technologies, PrintCity also accommodates some post-processing technologies. Not all 3D printed parts are ready for end use, dependant on the materials the parts are printed in, they can often have rough or porous surfaces which can limit their functionality.
The finishing process of vapor smoothing exposes 3D printed parts to solvent vapours under controlled conditions which condenses the parts surface. This can turn parts into functional and more aesthetically pleasing finished products. It improves their strength, durability, and water resistance.
The technology is compatible with power and extrusion-based 3D printing and has been tested with over 150 thermoplastic polymers.
1 x AMT PostPro SF50
A blast cleaning system is a faster alternative to labour intensive post-processing techniques such as deburring, sanding, trimming, and scraping. Compressed air is used to propel blast media in a controlled environment to clean up 3D printed parts.
Once the part has been blasted, the clean surface will have an improved appearance with a more uniform finish.
Stereolithography (SLA) is a 3D printing process that uses Ultraviolet (UV) lasers to draw out each layer of a 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) model into a vat of photopolymer liquid resin. …
Continuous Fiber Fabrication (CFF) printing is a process unique to Markforged. It combines Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) with a second extruder (print head) that deposits a continuous strand of reinforcing material, such as Fiberglass, Carbon Fiber or Aramid …