Fintek to showcase surface finishing solutions for AM at Mach 2022
January 17, 2022
Fintek, based in Bury, Lancashire, UK, will showcase a fully automated system for the surface finishing of larger components, as well as a new electro-chemical processes for the removal of support structures and finishing of internal and external surfaces of additively manufactured parts, at the Mach 2022 exhibition, scheduled to take place April 4–8, In Birmingham, UK.
“Since the last show, there have been significant advances in surface finishing for traditionally engineered parts and metal components manufactured by 3D printing,” stated Jonathan Dean, Managing Director, Fintek. “From OTEC Präzisionsfinish we have the new SF-HP which brings fully automated high-energy stream finishing to workpieces of 650 mm in diameter and 650 mm long and weighing up to 200 kg. From RENA Technologies, we have the Hirtisation® process that finally resolves one of Additive Manufacturing’s major hindrances, the cost effective and efficient removal of support structures, residues and the smoothing of hard-to-reach internal surfaces and deep cavities.”
In addition to the new systems, Fintek states that it is keen to show improvements made by OTEC across the full range of CF – disc finishing, DF – drag finishing and SF – stream finishing machines for deburring, edge honing, smoothing and mirror-like polishing metal parts, from the extremely small and thin right up to aircraft landing gear. From table-top variants to fully automated systems with robotic loading and unloading for inline production, the stand team will be available for questions regarding the best process for metal parts.
“In an exclusive deal with a UK company, we will also be introducing another new technology for finishing the internal and external surfaces of 3D printed metal components. In forty years providing UK manufacturers in aerospace, motorsport, medical devices and more, with world leading surface finishing machines and subcontract finishing services, this is the most exciting time for major advances in the technology,” concluded Dean.