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Why are we so impressed with Postpro3D?
Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) has developed the next step in the digital manufacturing world, an automated finishing solution. The Postpro3D not only offers an ultra-smooth finish it boosts no loss to tensile strength, increased elongation at break, and less porosity. Midwest Prototyping has found this technology so handy we have a whole fleet ready to speed up your post-processing and finishing needs. We’ve found our clients are extremely happy with the results and the automation helps us build and finish more quality parts in a shorter timeframe.
AMT developed the BLAST (Boundary Layer Automated Smoothing Technology) process that can smooth a wide variety of thermoplastic polymers using a physio-chemical treatment. Using condensation of chemicals onto the surface of the part the polymer reacts to reflow and irregularities and sealing occurs. During the curing phase, the chemicals are evaporated causing the surface to solidify.
The BLAST process has been used on everything from glasses frames to medical applications and can be used for industries from automotive to aerospace. The Postpro3D can create a surface finish with a Ra of less than 1 micron.