PostProcess, a leader in post-printing solutions, announced today, the addition of a revolutionary new resin removal solution to its portfolio of automated and intelligent additive manufacturing post-process solutions. PLM-405-SUB is a ground- breaking chemistry formulation that has been proven to remove both excess resin and ceramic filler residue from 3D printed parts simultaneously in one detergent, based on the company’s existing portfolio of resin removal technologies and extensive development and testing.
Traditional resin removal solution for composite filled resins, such as processing in IPA, leaves a white chalky residue on the 3D printed part’s side walls and feature surfaces. Currently, significant manual labour is required to scrub excess residue from parts after the initial resin removal step, limiting the ability to scale up to production-level operations. The PostProcess automated solution, which includes the new PLM-405-SUB chemistry formulation used in the DEMI 400™ and DEMI 800™ Series, reduces the reliance on manual labour, resulting in shorter cycle times, fewer process steps, and lower operational risk factors than other solutions.
The advantages of using PLM-405 in the resin removal workflow are already being recognised by PostProcess’ partners.Eric Romano, Product Manager Somos® at materials manufacturer Covestro expressed, “PostProcess is the recommended solution for our Somos® PerFORM HW that automates DLP/LCD resin removal for our customers.PostProcess Technologies solutions allow for deeper ultrasonic cleaning on intricate parts with fine features and crevices that are not suitable for cleaning with alternative methods.”
“Until now post-print processing of parts made with composite-filled resins has been an overwhelming challenge in the additive industry and with this solution we are happy to be the first and only provider of automated resin removal solution for composite-filled resins. As a part of PostProcess’ comprehensive hardware, software, and chemistry approach, our newest resin removal solution achieves unprecedented processing times and end part consistency.”– Rich Caplow, PostProcess VP of Product
To know more about the new chemistry, read the white paper released by PostProcess Technologies.
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