AM Solutions – 3D post processing technology, Untermerzbach, Germany, has announced it will showcase a range of post-processing machines for metal Additive Manufacturing at Formnext 2022. On stand C82 in Hall 12.0, the company will display its S1 alongside its S1 Wet, S2, M1 Basic and C1 machines. Attendees will also discover the latest developments in the company’s polymer C2 system.
“AM Solutions – 3D post processing technology provides a range of automated post-processing technologies developed in order to overcome the sometimes slow, costly, and disconnected AM process chain, and to ensure that AM is an efficient and viable production alternative to legacy manufacturing technologies,” stated Daniel Hund, Head of Marketing at Rösler / AM Solutions says. “The company promotes innovative, customer-focused process development for AM operations, and collaborates with customers to ensure the optimal post-processing solution for each application.”
“At Formnext,” he continued, “we are presenting some of our extensive range of solutions targeting AM parts produced in any material and built on any system. With the S1 machine and a status update on the development of our C2 technology, we present two of our most versatile AM post-processing technologies, and along with the other solutions on display at Formnext show our dedication to streamlining the industrial use of AM across industry.”
The plug-and-play S1 AM post-processing solution is able to perform cleaning and surface finishing all in one self-contained unit, in a manual or automatic process. It is suitable for surface finishing or de-powdering metal components made from non-reactive metals. The S1 is equipped with a blast media conditioning system for optimal and consistent quality of the blasting media. The machine also features a newly developed air management system which results in fewer deposits in the interior.
The S1 comes with an improved basket design for optimal distribution and tumbling of the parts, with a specially developed wear protection lining made of non-staining anti-static polyurethane. The constant rotation of the workpieces during the cleaning process ensures repeatable and consistent shot blasting results. The S1’s design, combined with a process-optimised nozzle placement for automatic operation, rounds off the overall package, which thanks to its compact and robust design can be easily integrated into any production environment and offers maximum reproducibility, traceability, and cost efficiency.
Hund added, “AM Solutions – 3D post processing technology is part of the Rösler Group which has been innovating surface finishing and post-processing technologies for over eighty years. Its full range of AM post-processing technologies is focused on the removal of powder and support structures, surface smoothing, surface homogenisation, dyeing, and polishing.”
“The company also provides a wide range of consumables meaning that it is able to optimise the post processing of parts by customising the combination of machine and media to ideally suit specific applications. In this way AM Solutions’ post-processing technologies promote outstanding quality, a high degree of result repeatability, and excellent cost efficiency,” Hund concluded.