Post-Processing 3D Prints: Manual vs Automated Finishing
by amigoonOct 18, 2023
Not all 3D-printed parts are ready for use directly out of the printer. Post-processing is necessary to clean, repair, cure, smooth, and coat the prints. Manual post-processing is slow and labor-intensive, while automated solutions save time, improve surface finish, and meet high performance demands. Automated post-processing is faster, more accurate, and offers higher repeatability than manual methods. It also improves safety in the workplace. Different 3D printing technologies require different post-processing solutions, so it's important to choose the right one for your needs. For FFF prints, support removal and sanding can be automated. SLA prints require washing and curing, which can be done with dedicated automated stations. SLS prints require powder removal and bead blasting, which can be automated with specific machines. Automating post-processing steps helps businesses improve productivity, save costs, and produce consistent high-quality parts. However, some complex prints may still require manual finishing for optimal results. Contact 3DVerkstan Danmark for expert advice on automating 3D print finishing. Read more: [Link to the article](https://www.solidprint3d.co.uk/post-processing-3d-prints-manual-automated/). Contact details: Phone 93404337, Email Christian@3dverkstan.dk.