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Take Your FDM & PolyJet Printing to the Next Level

October 31, 2019 News

Additive users know that most parts coming off their printers require additional steps to be finished, which can often times be highly manual with limited throughput, long lead times, and inconsistent quality. To help our customers reduce cycle time and increase productivity, AdvancedTek offers the cutting edge technologies of PostProcess that automate support and resin removal with patent-pending software and exclusive chemistry.

Below are two PostProcess support removal solutions we’d like to highlight for our FDM and PolyJet customers:

Base The first is the BASE™ which offers the largest envelope in the PostProcess Support Removal series. This machine, great for your large FDM parts, provides delicate to robust support removal with higher throughput using Volumetric Velocity Dispersion (VVD) technology to ensure complete part coverage. VVD is a series of high volume and flow jet streams spraying bidirectionally coupled with a perpendicular linear motion for mechanically assisted support removal, ensures fast cycle times with virtually no damaged parts.

The BASE, with an envelope measuring 40″ L x 27.5″ W x 26″ H, is ruggedly designed for the largest additive manufactured parts, delivering uniform, high-quality results for every part, regardless of geometry, providing short cycle times to meet high-volume production needs.

Learn more in the PostProcess FDM White Papers.  See how it works in this FDM Video.

FDM Vacuum part


The second is the DEMI™ automated submersion system, engineered to meet the demands of volume production while ensuring consistency of every part. This machine effectively removes supports with a unique technology, Submersed Vortex Cavitation (SVC), that utilizes agitated flow with a ‘sink-float’ process to rotate parts throughout the chamber. This variable motion, combined with optimal energy delivery and detergent filtration, results in fast and uniform support removal. With the motion of fluids within the machine controlled by Agitation Algorithms, sensor data adjusts in real-time so that parts are not damaged and removal of supports is consistent.

We like to recommend this system to ours customers who print complex PolyJet parts and/or parts that have very intricate details or very thin walls. Learn more in the PostProcess PolyJet White Papers.  See how it works in this PolyJet Video

PolyJet Vascular model part

If you’d like to learn more about these or other PostProcess automated support removal systems, please reach out to your sales rep or contact us here!

Posted by Heather Adams