A key component in the future of industry are machines that can produce the desired components faster, more flexible and more precisely than ever before. Less prototype construction and less post-processing. We at FerroECOBlast Europe are aware that 3D printing is the future, so we make our impact in that field of industry, too. The most common are 3D-printed components in Medical Industry.
All 3D components whether forged, stamped, cast, machined or 3D-printed, require some secondary finishing or post-processing before the part reaches a final state and serve its purpose.
Different types of surface treatment of 3D-printed alloys:
- Chemical Milling
- Surface enhancements
Post-processing of 3D-printed parts is really important, why it improves the mechanical properties, quality and appearance. Choosing the technique by which a part is finished during post-processing is an important consideration. Often, 3D-printed parts have complex geometries, requiring manufacturers to consider finishing techniques and their impact on the printed parts.
Post-processing includes the removal of the loose powder, while heat treatment is used to relieve the residual stresses. Techiques like, media blasting, metal plating, polishing and micro-machining can improve the surface quality and fatigue strength of a metal printed part.