DyeMasion has announced the launch of Powerfuse S PP industrial post-processing system, DyeMansion 360° Digital Service IIoT solution and new collaborations with Nexa 3D, HP and BASF, at Formnext 2022.
“After seven years in business, developing workflow solutions for our customers, I’m thrilled to see that the factory of the future is becoming reality, also thanks to our latest products,” said DyeMansion CEO and co-founder Felix Ewald.
“Together with our customers and partners, we are building different factories for high-volume applications around the world. At Formnext, we show how everyone can implement our solutions in their own factory. Connectivity, automation, and reproducible quality are the prerequisites to successfully future up your factory.”
Described as the first-ever green vapour polishing solution for highly industrial manufacturing, the Powerfuse S PP should offer surface improvements beyond aesthetics to smooth 3D-printed PP.
The classic Powerfuse S model works with all common rigid and flexible materials on the market such as PA, TPU and ULTEM, while the new Powerfuse S PP is dedicated to the processing of polypropylene, allowing applications in more industries.
The machine should use VaporFuse VF44 EcoFluid PP, which, DyeMansion claims, is 100% bio-based and readily biodegradable as well as non-toxic. In fact, it shouldn’t contain any PFAS, non-CMR or non-vPvM/PMT.
Powerfuse S PP should also allow AM users to save on costs and improve productivity due to the high degree of automation and closed-loop circulation with integrated solvent recovery.
DyeMansion said Powerfuse S PP was developed to offer AM users an end-to-end solution for the industrial processing of polypropylene, which is one of the most widely produced plastic globally with advantages due to price, toughness, ductility and chemical resistance.
Also announced at Formnext 2022, was DyeMansion’s first digital product, DyeMansion 360°, which will include DyeMansion Workflow Center, DyeMansion Data Connect and DyeMansion Remote Service.
To develop the cloud and browser-based DyeMansion Workflow Center, DyeMansion has selected Siemens MindSphere as a framework to create their product. The service should offer live monitoring, custom alerts and run history which is ready to use right away through plug-and-play.
DyeMansion Data Connect should provide on-site machines and process data for MES/ERP systems, which means that no customer data leaves the premises. Customers should benefit from simplified integration, a complete data set, high compatibility and flexibility.
The DyeMansion Remote Service should enable maximum uptime through direct troubleshooting, more efficient collaboration through targeted support and reduced resources with a fast and efficient remote service.
In terms of new partnerships, DyeMansion has announced in Formnext that it will join forces with Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast professional and industrial polymer 3D printers, a collaboration that aims to automate end-to-end Additive Manufacturing workflows, from printing to finished parts.
This partnership looks to leverage DyeMansion’s automated post-processing hardware, the high-throughput capabilities of Nexa3D’s QLS 820 printer, as well as the printer’s Siemens PLC integration and NexaX for QLS manufacturing software.
“Nexa3D is driving innovation to digitise the supply chain sustainably by making the world’s fastest polymer 3D printers affordable for professionals and businesses of all sizes,” says Nexa3D COO Kevin McAlea.
“It’s only natural that we would partner with DyeMansion, the leading provider of automated post-processing solutions for powder bed fusion, to ensure that our industrial customers can leverage high-throughput manufacturing capabilities from end-to-end as well as reduce their total cost of operation.”
Another new partnership announced in Frankfurt was with HP. The two companies aim to connect post-processing workflows for finishing and colouring white parts produced with the new HP solution HP Jet Fusion 5420W.
HP is therefore working closely with DyeMansion, to offer connected post-processing workflows for finishing and colouring white parts produced with the new HP solution.
DyeMansion is looking to provide a wide range of vibrant colours with high colour consistency, and different finishes depending on application needs.
Together with BASF, DyeMansion has released a new whitepaper with the title “Optimising Post-Processing for Ultrasint TPU01” focusing on depowering, vapour polishing and dyeing of Ultrasint TPU01, printed on HP Multi Jet Fusion.
Additionally, Stratasys has announced that its new SAF PA12 powder will be provided by new materials partner ALM for the H350 3D printer. The powder has been validated with the Print-to-Product workflow and can be used as a market-ready solution for AM users.