Post Processing Additive Manufacturing

Guyson’s surface finishing equipment is capable of delivering virtually any type of surface finish required by today’s 3D print or Additive Manufacturer. Smoothing over product striation lines, removing any excess or loosely adhered ceramic or metal particles from laser melted titanium parts and providing a more paint or coating receptive surface on FDM plastic prototypes by removing the smooth shine and replacing it with a finely controlled textured surface that improves subsequent adhesion on the 3D printed prototypes.

Guyson Ex Blast Cabinet Range

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Guyson Euroblast Ex 8SF - Atex blast cabinet system

Brand NEW to the market - launched at TCT 2018 - is the Guyson Ex range of ATEX certified blast cabinets.

The Euroblast Ex Range of Atex Blast Systems have been certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres which is particularly relevant in Additive Manufacturing (AM) applications where the use of fine powders of materials such as Plastic, Aluminium, Titanium and Inconel, can create potentially explosive atmospheres - often used in aerospace and medical AM sectors.

They are available as suction fed only blast systems in four cabinet sizes, equivalent to the Guyson Euroblast 4, 6, 8 & 10 cabinets and have an optional rotating basket – for batch blasting smaller components – on the 6 & 8 sized cabinets, which also come complete with flush mounted rotary turntables as standard.

Guyson AM Finishing Stations

C600-AM Dust Collector and Euroblast 6-AM Blast CabinetAlso specifically devised for the Additive Manufacturing (AM) market are Guyson's Euroblast® 4SF, 6SF & 8SF AM finishing stations.

The Guyson ‘AM’ finishing station can be specified with a variety of options that can be chosen, appropriate to the level of perceived risk involved, options including: full earth braiding to the cabinet, gun, dust collector and hose and include ground nuts on all the main contact points to prevent any static spark generation and also anti-static fabric gauntlets to allows the operator greater flexibility when blasting whilst preventing media escape. Also externally located LED lighting, for good illumination of the blast area, so as to not create any chance of a spark within the blast chamber.

The Guyson AM finishing stations are complemented with a new range of Additive Manufacturing specified dust collectors. Initially the mid-range C600-AM dust collector has been designed to accompany the Euroblast 6SF–AM. To find out further details on this range of AM blast products please download our specific Guyson 'AM' Blast Range brochure.

Powder Recovery System

Guyson has become the first manufacturer to create an automated post processing system specifically for EBM (Electron Beam Melting) additive builds.

Guyson Powder Recovery System

The Powder Recovery System (PRS) blast system incorporates the blast chamber, with build box integration, roof mounted robot for automatedblasting, high efficiency cyclone powder separator and dust collection system.

Replacing the arduous and difficult to control manual cleaning and blasting operations with an automatic, fast, repeatable and safe system the Guyson PRS ensures your printers enjoy as much up time as possible.

Support Removal via Ultrasonic Cleaning

Benchtop Ultrasonic Baths

Guyson International also provides full manufacturing, sales, support and service for our comprehensive range of brand NEW ultrasonic cleaning baths. These units provide safe, fast, effective cleaning and support removal, from the smallest desktop bath to the largest automated multi-tank system, all available now to improve your component cleaning.

Additionally we manufacture a range of rotary spray wash products, small enough for the workshop environment and can be used for certain types of support removal.

To learn more about what Guyson have to offer in this varied marketplace we have a FREE surface finishing for 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing brochure to download.

Guyson Orbit RPF For Cleaning Additive Manufactured Medical Implants

Guyson’s Powder Flush system for removal of residual Additive Manufacturing (AM) powders from trabecular structures

The Guyson Orbit 600 RPF has been designed to specifically flush residual additive manufacturing (AM) powders from medical implant trabecular structures, which aid the interlocking human bone growth into the implant.

Additive manufactured orthopaedic implants are typically made by SLS, SLM or EBM processes (Selective Laser Sintering, Selective Laser Melting or Electron Beam Melting) from Titanium powders in the size range of 5 to 45 micron for the SLS and SLM processes; and utilising 45 to 90 micron for EBM. After manufacture, the implants then have the bulk of the residue powder removed from the build block with brushes and vacuum’s, sometimes followed with an air-wash or blast process to remove any semi-adhered powder particles, but because of the nature of the porous trabecular structures, small residues of powder are often still trapped inside the component and this must be removed. This is where the Guyson flushing process excels.