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Additive Manufacture (AM) Post Processing

Additive manufacturing is a rapidly growing industry, the technology has grown from a rapid prototyping solution into mainstream production of high complexity components. Multiple parts that once needed to be designed for manufacture and fitted together to form a complex assembly can often be replaced by a single AM produced component with none of the same design constraints. These new generation methods often lead to savings in weight, efficiency and lead time.

CWST have developed a Post Additive Manufacturing process to :-

  • Improve surface finish and surface characterisation
  • Improve component cleanliness
  • Remove support structures
  • Remove sintered surface
  • Surface compression and densification
  • Management of residual stresses
  • Improve fatigue life

CWST are happy to engage at the design and development stages to help ensure that parts are designed with economical post processing in mind.

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