PostProcess Technologies Inc., a provider of automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for industrial 3D printing, announced a collaboration with Great Lakes Dental Technologies, one of North America’s largest orthodontic laboratories, for powder removal and surface finishing for custom-printed dental products.
As an early adopter of additive manufacturing and reseller for Stratasys and 3D Systems dental solutions, Great Lakes has implemented PolyJet, DLP, and SLS 3D print technologies in its facilities. As most custom dental solutions are specifically fitted to an individual’s mouth, traditional mass production manufacturing techniques are virtually irrelevant in the product development process. Without an automated post-printing solution, Great Lakes Dental struggled to surface finish and remove excess powder with the accuracy necessary to achieve the desired comfort and function.
Streamlining Great Lakes Dental’s workflow, the PostProcess RADOR Surface Finishing solution automates powder removal and surface finishing SLS post-print needs. The patent-pending RADOR uses software intelligence, hardware, and advanced vibratory technology to dually remove powder from and burnish printed parts through suspended rotational force (SRF) technology.
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