BOFA International, Ltd, headquartered in Poole, Dorset, UK, has reported an increase in demand for its filtration technology to support the Additive Manufacturing post-processing environment.
“Post-processing is a catch-all term and means different things to different manufacturers – but the ultimate aim is the same: to create a product ready for market,” stated Luke Ziolkowski, International Business Development Manager, BOFA International. “This typically includes curing, polishing, deburring, mechanical cleaning or air blasting – all of which emit particles or gases that require BOFA filtration to help maintain a healthy working environment and to contribute to a high-quality end product.”
BOFA is responding to demand with a number of Additive Manufacturing filtrations systems suitable for post-processing environments, including the FumeCAB enclosure technology which is ideally suited to a stereolithography system where the off-gassing from the build gets extracted. It can also help with the off-gassing from a washing station and contribute to filtration for most other post-processing applications.
BOFA’s 3D PrintPRO 4 has recently been updated to support Fused Deposition Modelling, stereolithography, digital light processing, and material jetting. It can manage multi-unit operations thanks to an advanced, high-capacity filtration system, while delivering optimal temperature control. Effective airflow management contributes to an odourless workplace environment.
Finally, the AD Oracle iQ is a high-performance global fume extraction system designed for laser marking, coding engraving and Additive Manufacturing laser sintering applications. BOFA’s latest-generation iQ2 IOS features a host of functionality enhancements and innovations, including extended onboard data logs and real-time system condition visualisation. iQ2 also supports a colour touchscreen user interface, smart alarm configuration and system upgrades.