Supports removal and finishes
BEAMIT Group and the subsidiary PRES-X proactively research, develop and implement new post-processing technologies to automate the production cycle – cutting lead-times and costs and enhancing process repeatability – and reduce the surface roughness of AM components.
We apply different technologies and solutions to match the specific requirements of each individual component.
Additive processes tend to produce components with a sub-optimal surface quality after printing, particularly with LPBF technologies. This is due to using powders as raw materials, building components layer-by-layer (the staircase effect) and the supports required for component production.
Until now the supports used in metal Additive Manufacturing were typically removed manually with chisels, files and small grinders, but thanks to the latest innovations in technology and post-processing techniques automated methods are more frequently used to finish components.