ActOn Case Studies
More and more industries are moving from traditional methods of manufacturing metal parts to additive manufactured components. A frequent choice of material used in 3d printing is the aluminum alloy, due to its cost, performance and manufacturability. Nonetheless, this material has a lower specific strength than others, making the post processing of the surface finish more difficult.
In this case study, we look at how you can achieve a smooth and polished surface finish on additive manufactured aluminium planes, without damaging the parts.
Client approached ActOn Finishing team to develop a process to allow him to achieve a smooth and polished finish on additive manufactured aluminium planes, without affecting the components’ geometry.
After conducting our trials we achieved the final finish in a 3-stage process:
The smooth and polished finish required was achieved in only 3 hours without affecting the part’s geometry. Using the CDF and CPM10 technology along with ActOn consumables, client enjoys consistent and repeatable results every time, without the need of reworking or scraping the parts.
Before / After
To learn more about ActOn’s finishing technology for Metal Additive Manufacturing industry click here. For further information regarding the finishing process contact our technical team.