Post-processing is often forgotten when purchasing a machine for additive manufacturing. But it is an important process and by no means negligible. It is carried out in several steps, manually or semi-automatically.
For the development of a new helicopter model Airbus had to machine large gear components. To this end Rösler Oberflächentechnik designed a drag finishing machine with automatic workpiece clamping and manipulator for part handling.
Hardening plants require cleaning systems that reliably remove both oil contamination and dried inorganic residues from previous processes. In this article we present three machines based on different methods.
Lightweight components require adequate surface finishing for subsequent processing steps. However, since these components are more sensitive, the machining methods must be adapted. One trend is ferrite-free blasting.