Sep 17, 2018 | By Thomas

UK-based Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) announced today the launch of their patented PostPro3D machine which automatically smooths 3D printed elastomeric and nylon parts.

When attempting to 3D print high-quality parts with a smooth and even surface finish, post-processing can be as important as the printing itself. The award winning PostPro3D technology is based on AMT’s Boundary Layer Automated Smoothing Technology (BLAST), a physio-chemical process that can smooth complex internal cavities of thermoplastic polymers with no degradation of the mechanical properties of the parts.

The process chamber of a PostPro3D machine is 600 x 400 x 400 mm in size and allows large batches of multiple parts to be processed simultaneously. The typical process time is 90-120 minutes with parts ready for end use application. According to the company, PostPro3D can achieve a surface finish with an Ra of less than 1 micron on parts printed using Laser Sintering, HP Multi Jet Fusion, High Speed Sintering, or Fused Deposition Modelling technology.

Last year, AMT was awarded £625,000 ($778,000) by Innovate UK to develop an automated post-processing machine for 3D printed polymer parts. The process is adaptive for each 3D printed material, for example, AMT has been working with HP in developing specific processing for Nylon MJF parts.

The commercial version of the PostPro3D is now available for order now with a delivery date in Q4 2018. AMT confirmed the base price for PostPro3D is around €75,000.

In addition to the launch of PostPro3D, AMT have announced the opening of a part processing service in their Sheffield facilities, which will enable potential customers to try the technology before they buy. Pricing is based on part volume for customers who require a lower volume of parts to process.

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