3D printing offers a world of infinite potential for innovation, as well as combinations of materials and finishing processes. DyeMansion is just adding to all that goodness now with VaporFuse Surfacing, as part of their print-to-product workflow series. VaporFuse Surfacing has just passed through beta testing, and now a select number of users will be able to participate in the pilot program, trying out this ‘first clean vapor technology for 3D printed plastics,’ supported by Powerfuse S—available through the DyeMansion on-demand finishing service.
Users are able to choose surfacing options that work best for their specific applications, choosing from Poly-Shot Surfacing (PSS), designed for matte-glossy surfaces—or VFS for surfaces meant to be sealed and maintain a high gloss.
VaporFuse offers the following benefits:
- Works with glossy and sealed surfaces, offering a water-repellant, easy-to-clean surface that compares with injection-molded components.
- Suitable for flexible materials, as VFS allows for a variety of options, including TPU, and also opening up avenues to other applications
- Fulfills industrial health and safety standards – operators are never in contact with the solvent, and the ones that are used are industry approved and safe to use
- Integrated into the print-to-product workflow – the second and additional surfacing option next to PolyShot Surfacing (PSS), applied before the coloring process
If you need help with finishing your 3D printed parts, contact the DyeMansion team for assistance with their ‘TryMansion’ benchmarking service program. All you have to do is send their team your fully depowdered parts, choose between PSS or VFS for surface type, pick colors, and then look forward to receiving your samples. Download further guidelines and more information about color choices here.
“For smaller orders and single pieces, we will step in for you and offer our finishing solutions as a service. You have different surfacing options (tracks) available, which the graphic below illustrates,” states DyeMansion. “If you need a larger volume of production or part production and finishing, we will be happy to put you in touch with our production network and provide 3D-printing service providers who already use our technology in-house.”
Find out more about VaporFuse Surfacing and DyeMansion products if you are in attendance at FormNext 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, where the world premiere of the new Powerfuse S system will occur—at 1:45 p.m. on November 19th.
The world of materials and finishing is continually growing within 3D printing and additive manufacturing around the world today, with so many different composites in use, techniques for improving mechanical qualities, new methods to finish materials like metal, recycling solvents, and more.
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