You might consider surface smoothing as a process that is entirely separate to the initial additive manufacturing journey; however, this method of thinking is not only sub-optimal to the final product design, but could be increasing the overall cost per part.
Thankfully Exude Hone and EOS have partnered in this Whitepaper to provide three examples where combining additive manufacturing concurrently with surface finishing has resulted in a successful product. In this paper we cover:
When it comes to surface smoothing options you can feel almost spoiled for choice. Knowing which method is going to provide the best final product can feel a bit overwhelming, but it isn’t something to shy away from. In fact, by incorporating surface smoothing into the initial product design phase you can not only optimize your finl product, but save yourself both time and money.
Typically when designing a new additive manufactured part, you’ll have to go through multiple test prints to find which combination of print and surface smoothing will yield the best result. This can, in turn, kill your project before it’s even had a chance to start. By incorporating surface smoothing options into the initial design phase, you’re increasing your likelihood of a successful project and a higher quality final product.
In this Whitepaper, Robert Binder, Product Manager at Extrude Hone, and Lukas Fuchs, Business Development Manager TurboMachinery, team up to explore the different applications of these technologies and how they can create a higher quality product. Using three examples and adjusting the applications of these technologies in each, we can see the different results and the opportunities these can bring.
To explore the most balanced range of options currently available on the market, Robert and Lukas utilize the following technologies to explore how different combinations of each can affect the final result: