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Post-processing

  • Olaf DiegelEmail author
  • Axel Nordin
  • Damien Motte
Chapter
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)

Abstract

All Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies require post-processing to produce parts that are ready for use. This post-processing can range from support material removal, to surface quality improvement, to colouring and painting, and to aging for polymer parts and heat-treatment for metal parts. Throughout the AM industry there is a vast amount of tacit knowledge in the area of post-processing but there, currently, exists very little documentation on the various post-processing methods for different AM technologies and materials. This leads to time being wasted by companies having to individually learn and develop post-processing methods. This chapter aims to correct this.

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Design for Additive Manufacturing LabUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Design Sciences LTHLund UniversityMalmöSweden
  3. 3.Design Sciences LTHLund UniversityLundSweden

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