This presentation will discuss today's legacy Additive Manufacturing post-printing methods and how the future of AM at scale requires a more sophisticated solution allowing for connective digital interplay across systems to ensure customer-ready parts. Post-processing is a critical but often overlooked step in the process that can be a significant cost of a 3D print operation. When relying on legacy and manual methods that do not account for additive's unique and complex geometries, users often see a bottleneck from damaged parts, long cycle times and inconsistent results. In order to address this hurdle, post-processing must be approached with a solution matching the automation and versatility inherent to the design and build steps of 3D printing. We will review the practical implementation and benefits of automation in post-printing to create a closed-loop solution in which data can be used to feed design and build steps in real-time. The presentation will review how connecting data across smart systems is transformative to end part results and business outcomes.
Daniel Hutchinson, PostProcess founder and CTO, leveraged training in radar interrogation and signal analysis to develop the company's patent-pending automated post-printing technology. Prior to founding PostProcess, Daniel served in the US Navy and was with Northrop Grumman.
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