Primary Manufacturing Collaborates with PostProcess Technologies for
Intelligent Resin Removal Capabilities

Leading Additive Specialist Boosts Throughput with
Automated Post-Printing


Primary Manufacturing lab technician Lisa Baker and engineering technician Gage Tift with the PostProcess™ DEMI 430™ solution

BUFFALO, NY, USA – April 27, 2021 – PostProcess  has announced the choice of its automated resin removal solution by the South Dakota 3D printing service, Primary Manufacturing. Working hand-in-hand with industry giants, Primary Manufacturing is an industry leader in the American additive manufacturing realm and has recently entrusted its resin removal process to the software intelligent PostProcess™ DEMI 430™.

Primary Manufacturing has continually been committed to keeping their additive technologies ahead of the curve, which is why they were eager to further connect their workflow’s digital thread with an automated post-printing solution. Particularly, Primary Manufacturing sought post-printing improvements for their resin printing processes. Employing state-of-the-art technologies like Carbon DLS and 3D Systems’ Figure 4 printers, Primary Manufacturing found traditional resin removal methods to be crippling to their desired throughput and productivity levels.

The DEMI 430 employs patented Submersed Vortex Cavitation (SVC) technology to effectively remove excess resin from parts via submersion in PostProcess’s proprietary detergents. Software intelligence ensures that 3D-printed parts are uniformly, consistently, and reliably exposed to detergent and cavitation as they undergo post-printing. By finishing more parts in less time, the addition of the PostProcess solution has enabled Primary Manufacturing to continually meet their daily rapid production and scaling goals.

Ladd McCluskey, President at Primary Manufacturing, said, “We are committed to serving small businesses and tech giants alike, but the ability to do that stems from keeping up with the latest technological advances. While it’s easy to primarily focus on the latest and greatest print technologies, it’s clear to us that digitized post-printing is essential to leveling up productivity and throughput. Above all, we’re delighted at the ability of the PostProcess solution to make resin removal safer, more pleasant, and less time-consuming for our team – who are the key to our success.”

Nate Harris, Vice President of Sales, North America, PostProcess, said, “We’re pleased to see the DEMI 430 enabling efficiencies at one of the United States’ top additive companies while simultaneously maintaining the high part quality that Primary Manufacturing is renowned for. We look forward to seeing how our digitized approach and specially developed resin removal detergents will continue to revolutionize throughput for Primary Manufacturing.”


About PostProcess Technologies:
PostProcess Technologies is the only provider of automated and intelligent post-processing solutions for 3D printed parts. Founded in 2014, PostProcess removes the bottleneck in the third step of 3D printing – post-processing – through patent-pending software, hardware, and chemistry technologies. Customers span many industries, including aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, defense, and medical.

About Primary Manufacturing:
Primary Manufacturing is an industrial 3D printing and rapid prototyping company located in Humboldt, South Dakota. Offering a variety of production methods and materials, we produce plastic parts, prototypes, and models for both small companies and tech giants. Our primary services include manufacturing production parts and rapid prototyping. Primary’s customers have a wide variety of material options. We carry materials ranging from flexible to rigid and from soft to hard. We have materials similar to rubber and silicone as well as plastics which have biocompatibility, heat and flame resistance, and chemical resistant properties. Our final products not only have isotropic strength but also a production-level finish.

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