DyeMansion released a new Powershot Performance series of additive manufacturing post-processing systems that combines cleaning and surfacing for the first time in one system. The release was broadcast live from DyeMansion’s headquarters in Munich, Germany. The new generation of Powershot systems enhances efficiency while looking ahead to the full-scale implementation of Industry 4.0. The Powershot C Performance and the Powershot S Performance complete the Performance series that enters the market as next-level blasting systems purpose-built for the factory of the future and high-volume production.
The Powershot Performance
The Powershot Performance series is designed for the most demanding applications in AM. It is the first-ever system with the DyeMansion Multi Belt, an integrated wide troughed belt, and is capable of processing full-sized build jobs, i.e. 1x EOS P396 or 1.5x HP Jet Fusion 4200/5200.
The Powershot Performance series is very efficient. The system reduces process times by up to 20 percent, and the load capacity is increased 150 percent. The system is, moreover, compact. It saves up to 60 percent of the workspace that a comparable printer would occupy.
Like DyeMansion’s vapor polishing system Powerfuse S, the new Powershot portfolio is equipped with state-of-the-art automation technology by Siemens.
The Performance series comes with additional features, mainly in the areas of quality assurance, traceability, connectivity and automation. These features make the printers compatible with most Industry 4.0 setups.
The rollout of the new Powershot Performance series will begin with selected pilot customers, like 3DPRINTUK. Together with them, DyeMansion will continue to develop the systems. Orders for the DUAL version are going to be accepted starting in Q4 2021. The new generation of the classic Powershot C & S is already available. All upcoming orders include the new generation with numerous updates. You can also order the new systems directly from authorized local DyeMansion Sales Partners.
“With the new generation of our classic Powershot C & S models, the best products in their segment just got even better. As we truly believe in the industrialization of Additive Manufacturing, we came up with another solution for industrial and high-volume applications: our new Powershot Performance series. Now the time has come for 3D printing to enter the next era, as we’ve accomplished another big step in post-processing”, says Felix Ewald, CEO & Co-founder of DyeMansion.
PolyShot Cleaning process
DyeMansion also rolled out a new proprietary PolyShot Cleaning process that uses plastic blasting media. A new blasting medium has been developed in the right shape, the right size and the right weight to gently remove powder without damaging parts or leaving mineral dust on the surface. This new process is residue-free and allows for greater precision during the cleaning process. It is compatible with all common powder-bed technologies and improves the depowdering of challenging process materials (e.g. TPU).
“A machine itself does not solve customer problems, which is why we have put such a big focus on the development of the right processes. By combining the right machines with the right processes, we have created a solution. The new PolyShot Cleaning process is enabled by a blasting media that was developed from the ground up to perfectly match the requirements of depowdering 3D printed parts”, says Philipp Kramer, CTO & Co-founder of DyeMansion.
The new cleaning process works with the new generation of the classic Powershots as well as the Performance series and completes the Print-to-Product workflow with perfectly designed and developed processes for 3D printed parts.