Additive manufacturing (AM) is transforming prototyping and production for the 21st century. With a low cost of entry and incredible design freedom and flexibility, just about anyone can reap the benefits of AM’s 3D printing processes that save significant time, materials, and energy compared to subtractive manufacturing methods. Fortified for sustainability, additive is a next-generation solution on the brink of revolutionizing the entire manufacturing sector as we know it.
Right now, there is a critical disconnect in additive manufacturing that limits throughput, quality, and productivity potential. This bottleneck exists between the highly digitized design and print processes, and the final post-processing step, which has been mostly reliant on manual labor and legacy finishing methods.
Enter PostProcess Technologies, the first company to pioneer fully automated post-processing solutions specifically for AM, connecting end-to-end digitization from the design step to the post-print step. As industrial 3D printing scales to support a lights-out, Industry 4.0 factory floor of the future, this connectivity will only become increasingly imperative for additive’s growth and for enabling production volume 3D printing.
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