At Formnext 2023, AM Solutions signed an agreement with Shapeways that will see the leading digital manufacturing and 3D printing company join its C2 Liquid Color Smoothing technology Beta Partner Program. This represents a further strengthening of the relationship with Shapeways – which invested in AM Solutions S1 and S2 technologies earlier this year after taking part in the Beta Programme for the S2 post-processing solution.
“Our interest in the C2 from AM Solutions is because it provides AM part post-processing results that are increasingly demanded by both our B2B and B2C customers. As a company, we are known for our commitment to quality and reliability, placing customer requirements at the core of our operations, and continuously pursuing top-notch solutions to meet their demands,” said Jules Witte, Plant Manager at Shapeways’ Eindhoven-based facility.
With its innovative 2-in-1 Liquid Color Smoothing process, C2 from AM Solutions is capable of smoothing and dyeing parts in a single pass. The result is a streamlining of the process chain with both functions performed by only one machine. It also reduces the required capital investment and lowers the cost per finished part. Compared to other solutions, the immersion smoothing technology reduces the processing time, and the specially developed process media operates in a more eco-friendly way.
“We are proud to be working so closely with a company like Shapeways which is such a prominent player in the AM space. As two companies, we share similar objectives when it comes to AM, and that is for us developing, and for Shapeways investing in and using, technologies in the AM process chain that produce the highest quality end-use parts in the most cost-effective way possible. Working with us on the C2 Beta Partner Programme endorses that Shapeways and AM Solutions both recognize the pivotal value of this technology for the AM sector,” said Tobias Schamberger, Head of Sales at AM Solutions. “We see the C2 as a solution that could produce quality parts, speedily, as well as reducing the overall cost per part due to its combined 2-in-1 Liquid Color Smoothing process in a more sustainable way. The test parts coming out of the machine were excellent so we expect to add a significant value for our customers by using the C2 in the future. Finally, we are delighted to reinforce our relationship with AM Solutions.”