Bulk Wax Removing from 3D Printed Parts

22.4.2015

Ultrasonic cleaning improves the quality of end products and reduces quantity of misprints.

Ultrasonic wash is an efficient and user friendly way for cleaning of trays and 3D-printed components before further handling.

  • Accelerates removal of support material. Time savings 30-90 % depending on the component geometry.
  • Speeds up cleaning of components with sophisticated geometry and unifies the cleaning result.
  • Releases labor to other tasks and makes handling of 3D-printed components easy.

Promising Test Results with Vaisala Oy

There are large amounts of bulk of the wax that need to be removed from parts in 3D-printing industry post processing.

On some printer technologies, wax is used to support the part during printing and also to separate it from the printing plate. Ultrasonics is traditionally used for removing of wax residues from part surfaces, when they come out of the oven, where bulk wax melts at about 60°C. The oven treatment can take up to 2 hours, which reduces production capacity especially with parts with larger geometry.

FinnSonic and the industrial measurement expert Vaisala Oy created new processes for bulk wax removing. Wax was removed from the parts within 7 minutes, instead of the earlier 30 minutes.

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Precision cleaning solutions for manufacturing industries. The line can be constructed from a single manually operated unit to a fully automatic multi-stage line. All lines are based on robust treatment tank modules.

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