Abrast the alliance for comprehensive AM post-processing solutions
As additive manufacturing applications expand from prototyping to mass production, post-processing gains in importance and becomes a critical step in the value chain.
If we compare the highly innovative and fast-growing AM industry to a race, post-processing and finishing of AM parts would be the final step before reaching the finish line. Very often the value of the pieces is untapped at this stage and can determine the success or failure of all the previous steps.
Abrast is born to help you reach your goal, with confidence, revealing the real value of your pieces. This is done through
joint effort of a Group of Companies, each one of those experts in different post-processing technologies for more than 40 years, which allow Abrast to capitalize and provide solid Comprehensive Post-processing Solutions.
Founding member of IAM3DHUB
The parts that come out of the printers rarely meet or satisfy the demands of the end customer. Surface cleaning and preparation for further finishing operations are essential. Getting accurate, consistent, and profitable results during these stages is key.
AM, post-processing needs and challenges
Initially developed in the 1980s, AM has recently experienced an explosion of interest in various quarters. Short-term applications for AM include clothing, medicine and biomedical technology, large-scale construction, electronics, computers, and food, among many other products.
Today, we are entering a new era of digital manufacturing and the need for better, faster and more efficient post-processing solutions has become a must for anyone entering or working in production environments.
The operating principle of the air jet consists of projecting or shooting an abrasive medium against the pieces. The choice of the appropriate abrasive and process conditions, taking into account the finish requirements of the target surface, is of utmost importance.
Turning, also called “rotary vibration” or “vibration”, is the mechanical process that consists of immersing the pieces in a container with selected abrasive media to polish them and give them the desired finish.
The main advantages are: a controlled reduction in surface roughness and an improvement in touch and aesthetics.
Abrast half shot
Abrast Media Shot is a unique process that combines 3 steps in 1, cleaning, coating and finishing the pieces, finally avoiding dyeing.
The process can process a complete MJF print job in 5 minutes.