Perfect surface finishes for parts produced with additive manufacturing

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Additive manufacturing, the creation of 3-D solid objects by using a series of layered materials, allows the production of complex individual components from various materials like plastic, nickel alloys, titanium, stainless steel and precious metals. It permits the creation of shapes and geometries, which are not possible with any other production method. However, the surface finish of parts created with additive manufacturing frequently does not meet expectations. This opens an exciting new application for mass finishing methods for the intensive or very gentle surface smoothing of such components. The adaptation to particular work piece geometries and surface requirements can be achieved by the development of tailor-made finishing solutions. Our test and development center will assist you in resolving any surface finishing issues you may encounter with this new manufacturing technology.