How to make Support Removal for PolyJet SUP 705 as easy as 706

3D print 706 705There’s a common misconception that PolyJet Support Material 705 is much more difficult to remove during post-processing than SUP 706.

This may be true when using legacy methods such as water jets, soak baths, or manual labor. The SUP 705 material adheres to the part more firmly, so when applying intense force with these legacy methods, you can easily lop off fragile portions of a print as well as the support material. However, 706 is not without its post-processing challenges as well; you run the risk of being overly aggressive with the softer 706 material and damaging the part or experiencing warping and part absorption by over-saturating them.

In truth, SUP 705 can be just as easily removed as SUP 706 with a different approach – the PostProcess approach integrating software, hardware, and chemistry into a single solution.

Utilizing a data-driven, software-forward solution gives the operator precision control, including the ability to vary parameters such as temperature and agitation level to accommodate the firmer SUP 705 or softer SUP 706. The recipe program feature eliminates trial and error resulting in scrapped parts or inconsistent results – you get the desired finish every time at the touch of a button with the ability to save and recall multiple recipes for your ideal SUP 705 and 706 process parameters.

Our thoughtfully designed hardware platform utilizes agitated flow to effectively remove supports with a ‘sink-float’ process to rotate parts throughout the chamber. This variable motion, combined with optimal energy delivery via ultrasonics, results in fast and uniform hands-free support removal for both SUP 705 and 706. With the motion of fluids within the machine controlled by software, sensor data adjusts in real-time so that parts are not damaged and removal of supports is consistent, regardless of which material.

Designed specifically for PolyJet supports, our PolyGone chemistry targets removal of support material, leaving build material in perfect condition. Whether for SUP 705 or 706, the same patent-pending PolyGone consumable does the job. Because our chemistries are already mixed, there is no chance of incorrectly mixing a batch, as compared to other offerings which must often be mixed on-site. PolyGone utilizes low concentrations of several conventional chemicals in unique combinations, resulting in safe and effective support removal for SUP 705 and 706 in one bottle.

So the next time you sigh at the prospect of removing support on your SUP 705 PolyJet print, remember that there’s a solution that helps you effectively manage both support removal jobs in one system, ensuring unparalleled consistency and unlimited throughput for your PolyJet operation.

To learn more –
– Check out our DEMI support removal solution
– Read our recent White Papers on PolyJet support removal

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