Our special ‘shot peening’ blasting process compacts the surface and achieves previously unseen properties. The parts are more scratch-resistant, slightly glossy and also the color distribution is more homogeneous.
The compact blasting cabinet offers highest productivity in a small space of only 1.66 square meters. The capacity of the rotary basket is up to 75% of a full EOS P3 or HP Jet Fusion job at a cycle time of 10 minutes.
Due to the closed pores and the improved surface, porous, vulnerable powder-based plastics become long-lasting end-use finished products, which is the key to 3D printed consumer products.
Fast, cost-effective and compatible with every geometry. This special blasting process is an efficient alternative to the long-lasting tumbling without any material removal of the plastics parts.
Shot peening is a very effective technique to upgrade the surface property of your additive manufactured parts functionally, as well as visually. During this process, the pores of the sinterparts are closed with a special blasting medium. Thus, the typical roughness is reduced.
Our special blasting process compacts the surface and achieves previously unseen part properties on your parts. In this way, porous, vulnerable sinterparts will become long-lasting finished products.
Unlike the common tumbling (barrel finishing), our shot peening process is compatible with every geometry. In this way it’s possible to finish the surface of almost every powder-based plastic part and to achieve a more homogeneous surface quality than on an untreated part.
Using our shot peening process, the surface of AM plastics gets a matt glossy look. A product property that upvalues the quality of your parts dramatically.
Due to the closed pores after the blasting step, dirt won’t stick upon the surface. Especially important for products which are exposed to water and dirt every day (e.g. eyewear, sporting goods).
The parts show much better haptics and can be worn directly on the skin without any problems.
When it comes to the quality of an additive manufactured part, the surface quality represents a significant factor. Depending on the application, different processing steps are necessary. Our coloring solution is compatible with all common steps. Even heavily tumbled parts can be colored homogeneously in combination with our shot peening process.
Faster, more efficient and adaptable regardless of geometry. Our shot peening process is an effective alternative to the long-lasting tumbling.
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|Typical process runtime||6 h||15 min.|
|Dimensions (w x d x h in mm)||1.054 x 1.570 x 1.970|
|Cycle time (per run)||Approx. 10 min.|
|Capacity (per run)||Up to 75% of a full EOS P3 or HP Jet Fusion job|
|Cyclone performance||510 m^3 / h|
|Max. permissible inflation pressure||7 bar|
|Borcarbid nozzles (2x)||8 mm|
|Ionized air nozzles (2x)||Flat-jet|
|Air nozzle||4 mm|
|Air consumption||1,1 m^3/min|
|Required power||CE 16A|
|Properties of the special fabricated rotary basket|
|– PU coated|
|– Flap for emptying the basket|
|– Special cladding to protect white parts|
|Further custom-made items|
|Collecting box for left over blasting media under the right door|
|Cladding of the blasting cabin to protect blasting medium and walls|
|Continuously variable adjustment of the blasting medium consumption|
|Special coated filter|