AM Solutions – 3D post processing technology is delighted to announce that it has today signed an agreement at Formnext 2023 with leading digital manufacturing and 3D printing expert Shapeways Inc, which will join its Beta Partner Programme for the company’s C2 Liquid Color Smoothing technology. This represents a further strengthening of the relationship with Shapeways which invested in AM Solutions S1 and S2 technologies earlier this year after taking part in the Beta Programme for the S2 post processing solution.
Jules Witte, Plant Manager at Shapeways’ Eindhoven-based facility says, “Our interest in the C2 from AM Solutions is because it provides AM part post processing results that are increasingly demanded by both our B2B and B2C customers. As a company, we are known for our commitment to quality and reliability, placing customer requirements at the core of our operations, and continuously pursuing top-notch solutions to meet their demands.”
The C2 from AM Solutions takes the chemical smoothing of 3D printed parts to a new level. With its innovative 2-in-1 Liquid Color Smoothing process, it is capable of smoothing and dyeing parts in a single pass. The result is a streamlining of the process chain with both functions being performed by only one machine. It also reduces the total capital investment required and lowers the cost per finished part. Compared to other solutions, the immersion smoothing technology used reduces the processing time and the specially developed process media operates in a more eco-friendly way.
Tobias Schamberger, Head of Sales at AM Solutions – 3D post processing technology says, “We are proud to be working so closely with a company like Shapeways which is such a prominent player in the AM space. As two companies, we share similar objectives when it comes to AM, and that is for us developing, and for Shapeways investing in and using, technologies in the AM process chain that produce the highest quality end use parts in the most cost-effective way possible. Working with us on the C2 Beta Partner Programme endorses that Shapeways and AM Solutions both recognize the pivotal value of this technology for the AM sector.”
Witte continues, “We see the C2 as a solution that could produce quality parts, speedily, as well as reducing the overall cost per part due to its combined 2-in-1 Liquid Color Smoothing process in a more sustainable way. The test parts coming out of the machine were excellent so we expect to add a significant value for our customers by using the C2 in the future. Finally we are delighted to reinforce our relationship with AM Solutions.”
Shapeways is a global leader in digital manufacturing, combining additive and traditional technologies with proprietary software solutions designed for other manufacturers and their customers, reducing costs, and improving supply chains. Partnering with hundreds of companies engaged in industrial applications like automotive, medical, and transportation, as well as aerospace and defense, Shapeways helps them scale their businesses, solve complex problems in product development, and achieve critical manufacturing milestones.
With access to a dozen additive technologies, six conventional manufacturing methods, and hundreds of materials and finishes, Shapeways ensures production of quality parts with the right technologies, at the right time, and at the right cost.
With ISO 9001-compliant manufacturing facilities in Livonia and Charlotte, Michigan, and Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Shapeways operates globally and has delivered more than 24 million parts to more than 1 million customers in more than 180 countries.
For more information, visit: www.shapeways.com
Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH / AM Solutions
For more than 80 years, Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH has been active as an owner-managed company in the field of surface treatment. As an international market leader, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of systems, process equipment and services related to vibratory finishing and shot blasting technology for a wide range of industries. The selection from approximately 15,000 process media, which are specially developed in our worldwide Customer Experience Centers and laboratories, also follows specific customer requirements. Under the AM Solutions brand, we also offer a wide range of solutions and services specifically for the topic of 3D printing/additive manufacturing. As a central training center, the Rösler Academy imparts practice-oriented seminars on the topics of vibratory finishing and blasting technology, lean management and additive manufacturing. In addition to the German plants in Untermerzbach/Memmelsdorf and Bad Staffelstein/Hausen, the Rösler Group has a further 15 locations and around 150 sales representatives worldwide.