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DyeMansion announces the forthcoming release of the new Powerfuse S PP

Flexible plastics such as Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and Polypropylene (PP) are gaining relevance and offer a variety of new applications. DyeMansion has therefore tuned their VaporFuse Surfacing technology of the Powerfuse S, making it compatible with Lubrizol’s ESTANE 3D TPU. Beyond that, DyeMansion, a post-processing specialist, is announcing the forthcoming release of the new Powerfuse S PP.

At Rapid in Detroit, visitors can learn more and see TPU parts which have been finished with the Powerfuse S and Polypropylene parts from the soon-to-be released Powerfuse S PP.

ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF THE NEW POWERFUSE S PP
A SPECIAL VERSION OF THE POWERFUSE S AND THE FIRST-EVER SYSTEM TO
SMOOTH 3D-PRINTED PP

The preparations for the launch of this new solution are already in full swing.
Currently, DyeMansion is qualifying customers for the pilot phase. The system is to
be officially revealed at Formnext 2022 later this year. According to market experts
who have seen the first parts, the technology behind the Powerfuse S PP is already
achieving a PP surface quality standard suitable for industrial use today. Vapor
polishing improves the mechanical properties of polypropylene parts – the outcome
is sealed, washable surfaces that are visually and functionally on a par with
injection molded parts. This makes completely new applications possible.

“One of the biggest limitations in Additive Manufacturing is material availability. Enabling the industrial use of PP will be a big driver for further growth in our
industry. We are very happy that we found a way to provide injection molding like surfaces and enhanced properties through our Powerfuse S PP, and we are very much looking forward to seeing the first high-volume use cases soon”, says Felix
Ewald CEO and CO-Founder of DyeMansion.

The technical specifications of the special Powerfuse S PP are nearly identical to
the current Powerfuse S version. DyeMansion specially developed the solvent for
PP materials. It is green as well as bio-based and fulfills DyeMansion’s principle of
economic sustainability. This new solvent has already been successfully tested with
all common PP materials on the market so far from HP, BASF, EOS, ALM, Prodways,
AM Polymers or Covestro. Visitors can see parts for themselves at the DyeMansion
booth 1920 at Rapid in Detroit from May 17-19.

A NEW PROCESS FOR SMOOTHING AVAILABLE FOR THE POWERFUSE S:

Another big step for VaporFuse Surfacing is the compatibility with Lubrizol’s
ESTANE 3D TPU. This material is characterized by abrasion resistance and high
mechanical properties which tend to complicate traditional vapor polishing.
DyeMansion has been able to create a new program for their Powerfuse S system –
designed specifically for this TPU. This new program adds another TPU to
Powerfuse’s material portfolio alongside existing TPUs such as from BASF.

The brand-new process is available immediately, reducing surface roughness to a
minimum; sealing the surface of TPU parts, making them ready to use in fields like
Orthotics, automotive applications, and many more. At Rapid, visitors can see
first-hand one of the first applications using this material – finished with the
DyeMansion Print-to-Product workflow: the Quatro Prosthetic Sock from the
Colorado-based medical tech company Quorum.

A STRONG PRESENCE OF DYEMANSION’S POST-PROCESSING TECH AT RAPID 2022

Under the motto “We deliver the finishes your parts deserve”, DyeMansion is
proving once again this year at Rapid that finishing is not just about single surface
finishing products, but about providing users of industrial 3D-printing with a
complete, fully integrated workflow. In addition to the various surface finishing
solutions such as the Powershot S and the Powerfuse S, trade show visitors will
also be able to experience DyeMansion’s solutions for depowdering and dyeing “live
and in color.”

On May 18, DyeMansion had a joint presentation with their production partner
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. “From the Racetrack to the Manufacturing Line: How to get beautiful high- performance parts in serial production (NASCAR case study)” is the title of the session where Head of Application Consulting Mike Schorr together with Kevin
Sheehy from Stratasys will give insights into an exciting automotive application. CATi and GoEngineer, two of the six North American Stratasys resellers of DyeMansion solutions, will exhibit at Rapid as well.

“I am delighted to welcome six new partners in the United States to the
DyeMansion Sales Partner platform. The consequent execution of our reseller centric go-to-market strategy is highly valued by our customers around the world.
Together with our partners, we make end-use part-specific consulting and the respective leading DyeMansion Print-to-Product workflow solutions available to all Additive Manufacturing users”, tells Kai Witter, Chief Customer Officer at DyeMansion.

Learn more about DyeMansion and visit www.dyemansion.com

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