post-processing steps

Parts that come out of the printers rarely comply nor satisfy with the end customer demands. Surface cleaning and preparation for additional finishing operations is a must. Getting accurate, consistent and cost-effective results during such stages is key.

air blasting

The working principle of air-blasting consists of projecting or shooting an abrasive media against the parts. Choosing the righ abrasive and process conditions understanding the target surface finishig requirements is of maximum importance.

air-blasting solutions

mpBLAST

spBLAST

pBLAST

tumbling

Tumbling, also referred as “rotary vibration” or “vibration” is the mechanical process consisting of submerging the pieces inside a container with selected abrasive media(s) to polish and finish the parts as required.
Main benefits are: a controlled reduction of the surface roughness and improved touch and aesthetics.

tumbling solutions

eSHAKE

circular or rectangular tumbling equipment
form 30 to 3500 liters
unique dry process also available

eTURBO

high energy turbo
polishing from 20 to 200 liters

metal power shot

Metal Power Shot is a unique process that combines 3 steps in 1, cleaning, surfacing and finishing the parts eventually avoiding dyeing. The process can process a full  MJF printing job within 5 minutes.
The working principle consists of projecting abrasive media at high energy ranges and has a bespoke propietary triple air /dust / media filtration system that completely eliminates the printing powder.

*Footwork insolets after Metal Power Shot

The benefits are mainly high production capacity, improved color uniformity, enhanced mechanical properties with minimum overall part costs. Also the equipment is prepared for full automation, with loading and unloading capabilities.

“95%, or more, of all additive manufactured parts need post-processing. It’s time to finish the process!”

Magí Galindo, Leitat Technological Center