Appropriate for ending the tip merchandise of each laser sintering (LS) and HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) processes, VPS expertise is a step ahead for 3D prints that rival the standard of injection molded elements.
PolyShot vs. VaporFuse
With the addition of VPS, DyeMansion now presents two floor finishes to its prospects.
PolyShot Surfacing (PSS) is a mechanical ending course of that provides elements a matte floor, and permits the addition of vibrant colours, now protecting your complete RAL spectrum.
With VPS, nevertheless, DyeMansion introduces a shiny end to 3D prints – a characteristic usually uncharacteristic of objects made utilizing LS and MJF as a result of their powdered feedstocks.
Reaching a clean floor end
Because the identify suggests, DyeMansion’s VPS expertise makes use of an industry-safe solvent to deal with the floor of 3D printed elements. This solvent dissolves particles on the floor of 3D printed elements. As Dr. Alena Folger, R&D Chemist at DyeMansion, explains, this provides “the polymer chains have a sufficiently excessive mobility and rearrange on the floor.”
On this course of, floor space and vitality is decreased, concurrently smoothing out these particles. The tip outcome, provides Dr. Folger, is “3D printed elements with a closed, clean floor.” These elements have a excessive scratch resistance, and are utterly water repellent, options notably desired within the medical sector, and client areas like trend and sports activities gear.
The way forward for 3D printing: end-use purposes
Built-in inside DyeMansion’s Print-to-Product workflow, VPS is suitable with a variety of supplies, from robust PA12 (as with PSS) to TPU and different comfortable supplies.
In closing Felix Ewald, CEO and co-founder of DyeMansion, feedback, We at Dyemansion imagine that the way forward for additive manufacturing […] is extra in regards to the applicable end for closing end-use elements and purposes.”
Along with EOS and HP, the corporate works with 3D Methods, Prodways, Farsoon and voxeljet High Speed Sintering (HSS) expertise.
Ewald provides, “The cooperation with printer producers reveals that DyeMansion is turning into an increasing number of a platform for precisely these purposes,”
“[…] we work continuously on increasing our portfolio with new techniques and applied sciences.”
DyeMansion is at present for extra beta prospects to place VPS to the check and could be contacted right here.
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Featured picture reveals close-up of a component completed with VaporFuse Surfacing expertise. Photograph through DyeMansion