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Category: Post-Processes

A collection of all Post-Processes articles.

Making Good Parts Even Better

April 20, 2015

Making Good Parts Even Better

You’ve made your 3D-printed part, now how do you ensure that it meets standards for quality and function?

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January 28, 2013

Advanced Cleaning for AM: When Subtractive Applies To Additive

While additive manufacturing provides improvements in realizing designer's functional intent, it still is limited within some additive processes due to necessary residual materials requiring removal. Any additive process using either polymers or metals that requires support structure must subsequently employ means to remove such unwanted support structure. For powder-based processes that support structure is the non-sintered or non-melted materials themselves. In these cases, non-processed materials must be removed post-processing. Figure 1 depicts the challenges found in porous metal (“titanium foam”).