AM Solutions – 3D post processing technology and Shapeways Inc., a leading expert in digital manufacturing and 3D printing, have further strengthened their collaboration through the beta partner program for AM Solutions’ C2 Liquid Color Smoothing technology. This move follows Shapeways’ previous investment in AM Solutions’ S1 and S2 technologies and their participation in the beta program for the S2 post-processing solution.
Jules Witte, Plant Manager at Shapeways’ Eindhoven-based facility says, “Our interest in the C2 from AM Solutions is because it provides AM part post processing results that are increasingly demanded by both our B2B and B2C customers. As a company, we are known for our commitment to quality and reliability, placing customer requirements at the core of our operations, and continuously pursuing top-notch solutions to meet their demands.”
The C2 technology from AM Solutions revolutionizes the chemical smoothing of 3D-printed parts. The innovative 2-in-1 Liquid Color Smoothing process allows parts to be smoothed and colored in a single pass. This simplifies the process considerably, as both functions are performed by a single machine. The technology not only reduces the overall investment costs, but also the costs per finished part. Compared to other solutions, immersion smoothing technology shortens the processing time and the specially developed process media are more environmentally friendly.
Tobias Schamberger, Head of Sales at AM Solutions – 3D post processing technology says, “We are proud to be working so closely with a company like Shapeways which is such a prominent player in the AM space. As two companies, we share similar objectives when it comes to AM, and that is for us developing, and for Shapeways investing in and using, technologies in the AM process chain that produce the highest quality end use parts in the most cost-effective way possible. Working with us on the C2 Beta Partner Programme endorses that Shapeways and AM Solutions both recognize the pivotal value of this technology for the AM sector.”
Witte continues, “We see the C2 as a solution that could produce quality parts, speedily, as well as reducing the overall cost per part due to its combined 2-in-1 Liquid Color Smoothing process in a more sustainable way. The test parts coming out of the machine were excellent so we expect to add a significant value for our customers by using the C2 in the future. Finally we are delighted to reinforce our relationship with AM Solutions.”