AM Solutions, a pioneer in post-processing technology for additively manufactured parts, has recently installed its S1 2-in-1 solution for cleaning and surface finishing of 3D printed parts at its customer experience center in Knowsley.
The S1 solution represents a smart approach to cleaning and surface finishing and sets new standards in the post-processing of parts made with powder bed fusion (PBF) AM technologies. This plug-and-play solution impresses with its ability to perform cleaning and surface finishing in a single, self-contained unit (the 2-in-1 concept) using the same media in a manual or automatic process, saving time and costs. It is also suitable for the surface finishing or de-powdering of metal components made of non-reactive metals and is equipped with an abrasive conditioning system for optimum and consistent abrasive quality.
Colin Spellacy, Head of Sales at AM Solutions UK says, “As a company operating in the dynamic area of AM post processing, we are focusing increasingly on volume production. The S1 which we have just installed in our customer experience centre is one of our 2-in-1 solutions, running two post processing steps in one single machine. This, combined with a higher degree of automation, streamlines the entire process chain and substantially reduces the costs per piece. Such an approach allows us to perfectly fulfil the requirements of customers who are looking for high volume production with 3D printing technologies.”
Spellacy continues, “We invite anyone interested in our post-processing capabilities to visit our customer experience centre in Knowsley. In the centre we can realistically reproduce and test every likely requirement customers may have when post processing AM parts and components. We can ultimately provide you with details of the perfect process solution for your specific applications. We have several printing technologies and post processing solutions in addition to the S1 in the centre, allowing us to demonstrate the solution that best meets your specific requirements.”
The S1 2-in-1 solution from AM Solutions is characterized by an improved basket design for optimal distribution and tumbling of parts as well as a specially developed wear protection coating made of non-staining antistatic polyurethane. It is ATEX-certified and features a media conditioning system that ensures consistent abrasive quality and size. With industry-leading process monitoring and visualization technologies, Industry 4.0 compatibility and development in collaboration with leading experts in 3D printing, the S1 solution marks a significant advance in post-processing technology for additive manufacturing applications.