Decades of knowhow have enabled Rösler, the global market leader in the field of mass finishing and shot blasting, to offer innovative surface treatment solutions across many industries. In the past years, our company has increasingly been challenged with requests for finishing the surfaces of 3D printed components. We learned very quickly that, compared to traditional production methods, 3D printing poses completely new post processing challenges. For example, compared to castings and forgings the as-printed surface of additive manufactured components is considerably rougher, and they can have much more complex geometries, making it much harder to smooth and polish. Besides surface finishing our customers also requested unpacking of the 3D printed components, the removal of loose or sintered-on residual powder from the work pieces and, of course, the removal of the support structures.
Since we at Rösler strongly believe that additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, will have a profound effect on practically every aspect of industrial manufacturing, we decided to create a brand-new division, namely AM Solutions, within which all the company’s activities in the field of additive manufacturing will be handled. The division AM Solutions - 3D post processing offers equipment, process technologies and consumables for the automated post processing and surface finishing of 3D printed components, be it for single piece manufacturing or volume production. The services also include consultation regarding the optimization of component designs for the actual printing operation and also for all post processing stages. The division AM Solutions - 3D printing services offers a comprehensive service package that includes the design/engineering of new and re-design of existing products, the printing of metallic and plastic components as well as machining and surface finishing, all focused on the field of additive manufacturing.
Finally, with its unique, highly flexible solutions package covering the entire process chain, AM Solutions offers comprehensive support with the development, production and post processing of innovative 3D printed products. When it comes to implementing 3D printing technologies for industrial volume production, we are your partner.
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