WATCH: Blasting for Post Processing of Metal AM Parts

June 1, 2022

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WATCH: Blasting for Post Processing of Metal AM Parts
 
 
In this 4-min. additive manufacturing knowledge snack from EOS, learn the principles of blasting, the different types of media available—from soft and fine to coarse and aggressive--and best practices for blasting metal printed parts.


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Velo3D Qualifies Copper Alloy for its Sapphire Printers
Velo3D has qualified the copper-chromium-niobium alloy GRCop-42 for use in its Sapphire family of printers, with the first group of GRCop-42 demo parts on display at the recently held RAPID + TCT event. Contract manufacturer Knust Godwin will receive the first Sapphire printer utilizing GRCop-42. The Texas-based company has three systems currently in place to print other alloys, such as Inconel.


Oqton Software to Power Eplus3D Printers via Digital Dental Workflow
Software provider Oqton announced a strategic partnership with Eplus3D, a supplier of metal 3D printing machines, whereby Oqton’s artificial-intelligence AI-powered Manufacturing OS platform will be made available to users of Eplus3D’s metal 3D printers to provide full traceability and automation in dental manufacturing applications.

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Spring 2022
In This Issue
Automation Takes the Hurt Out of Post-Processing
Post-processing has been labeled the necessary evil of AM. Unquestionably of utmost importance in the production cycle, post-processing nonetheless can drop challenges and roadblocks galore in time, manpower and costs.

Topology Optimization and Reusable Workflows
…result in a redesigned robotic end effector that’s significantly lighter than the previous design, with substantially fewer components and reduced sealing points.




Coming in 3DMP's Next Issue
  • Updates from RAPID + TCT and AMUG
  • Powders for Metal AM
  • Software for AM
  • IMTS Preview—Bonus Distribution


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