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DyeMansion launches Powerfuse S PP vapor polishing solution at Formnext 2022

Company also announces 360° Digital Services and Nexa3D partnership

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At Formnext, DyeMansion delivers on its announcements and launches a new Powerfuse S model to smooth 3D printed polypropylene. The Powerfuse S PP is the first ever green vapor polishing solution for highly industrial manufacturing and 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, ULTEM and more. The new Powerfuse S PP is dedicated to the processing of polypropylene. 

This new machine enables more application possibilities with the use of polypropylene in Additive Manufacturing industries such as automotive, medical & chemical tech, consumer goods and prototyping. The sustainable VaporFuse VF44 EcoFluid PP is 100% bio-based and readily biodegradable as well as non-toxic: no PFAS, non-CMR, non-vPvM/PMT. Furthermore, AM users can enjoy unbeatable cost per part at full production capacity with the Powerfuse S PP due to the high degree of automation and closed-loop circulation with integrated solvent recovery. 

Polypropylene is one of the most widely produced plastic globally with advantages due to price, toughness and ductility, as well as chemical resistance. With their new Powerfuse S model, DyeMansion ensures that there is an end-to-end solution for the industrial processing of polypropylene and positions itself as the go-to-market partner for PP in AM — a big step towards the transformation of AM. 

DyeMansion’s solution has been validated together with all technology providers for PP already, including Stratasys, HP, BASF, EOS, ALM, Prodways, AM Polymers, Covestro and more. Experience the machine and samples from all different PP’s at booth D51 in hall 11.1 .

DyeMansion 360° Digital Services

DyeMansion announces its first ever digital product family, the DyeMansion 360° Digital Services. This includes the DyeMansion Workflow Center, DyeMansion Data Connect and DyeMansion Remote Service. The DyeMansion team drives the connected production lines of tomorrow and once again proves itself as one of the leading transformation partners pushing a more digital way of manufacturing, which includes state-of-the-art industrial IoT technology. 

The DyeMansion Workflow Center is a cloud- and browser-based web application. DyeMansion has selected Siemens MindSphere as a framework to create its product. It offers live monitoring, custom alerts and run history which is ready to use right away through plug and play. Customers can monitor and analyze their own workflow, allowing for a lot more productivity, automated traceability, increased uptime and flexibility. 

DyeMansion Data Connect provides on-site machine and process data for MES/ERP systems, which means that no customer data leaves the premises. Customers benefit from simplified integration, a complete data set, high compatibility and flexibility. 

The DyeMansion Remote Service enables maximum uptime through direct troubleshooting, more efficient collaboration through targeted support and reduced resources with a fast and efficient remote service. 

The new DyeMansion 360° Digital Services can be experienced at Formnext including a live demo of the DyeMansion Workflow Center. FKM, alphacam and Siemens, as leading players in the international AM market, are DyeMansion’s pilot partners for this purpose. The Powerfuse S, the Powershot Performance and the DM60 will be available with IIoT capabilities starting from Q2 2023. Existing systems will have the ability to be easily retrofitted as well. 

DyeMansion is joining the CO-AM software platform from Materialise to advance serial AM production as a post-processing partner. The DyeMansion Print-to-Product workflow can be seamlessly accessed on CO-AM with a standardized OPC-UA interface. A first demo can be experienced on the Materialise booth 12.1, C139 at Formnext. 

Partnership with Nexa3D

DyeMansion and Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast professional and industrial polymer 3D printers, announce a strategic partnership to automate end-to-end Additive Manufacturing workflows — from printing to finished parts. This partnership will 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 powerful NexaX for QLS manufacturing software. 

“Nexa3D is driving innovation to digitize the supply chain sustainably by making the world’s fastest polymer 3D printers affordable for professionals and businesses of all sizes,” says Kevin McAlea, COO of Nexa3D. “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.” 

This strategic partnership will help users access best-in-class automation capabilities to reduce manufacturing costs and deliver accessibility and transparency at every stage of the process so they can easily manage productivity and product quality.

Partnership with HP

Specific to the new HP Jet Fusion 5420W, HP is working closely with post-processing tech company DyeMansion to offer connected post-processing workflows for finishing and coloring white parts produced with the new HP solution. DyeMansion is providing a wide range of vibrant colors with high color consistency, and different finishes depending on application needs. At Formnext, the companies will showcase a variety of final parts to highlight the available surface finishing and coloring capabilities.

“As an experienced MJF part provider, we are excited about the new possibilities that can be achieved with white MJF parts enabled by HP 3D HR PA 12 W material,” says Henrik Lundell, Senior Business Development of Prototal. “We see a huge potential, especially within the healthcare segment, to increase customer satisfaction with very good detail resolution and the new coloring and surface options, provided through systems from DyeMansion, that this new material brings to the market.”

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Benedict O'Neill

Benedict is a freelance writer with several years of experience in the additive manufacturing industry, having served as co-editor of a leading 3D printing news website. He also produces content for sports and culture platforms and holds a master’s degree in English literature.

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