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Transform Your 3D Prints with DyeMansion Surfacing Solutions

Unlock the true potential of your 3D printed parts with DyeMansion’s advanced surfacing solutions. Whether you’re aiming for a high-quality finish for consumer products or robust parts for industrial applications, DyeMansion has you covered.

Our solutions are designed to enhance the look, feel, and functionality of your prints, taking them from good to outstanding. Here’s what makes DyeMansion stand out:

  • Smooth Finishes: Achieve a polished look with our automated surfacing technologies that smooth out the layers of your 3D prints, making them look and feel like injection-molded parts.
  • Consistent Quality: With DyeMansion, you get repeatable results every time. Our precision-engineered processes ensure that every part meets your exact specifications.
Powershot S
Powershot S Performance
Powershot S - Manual
Powershot S - Automatic
Powershot Dual Peformance
  • Low to Mid-Volume Surface Finishing
    The Powershot S uses PolyShot Surfacing to improve the look and feel of low- or mid-volume batches of 3D-printed parts quickly, all while minimizing operator involvement.
  • High-Volume Surface Finishing
    The Powershot S Performance increases processing volume and automation opportunities for high volumes of parts, further reducing costs and operator involvement for each part.
  • Uninterrupted Post-Processing Solution
    For organizations looking to automate their part cleaning and surfacing processes, the Powershot Dual Performance is an ideal solution. It combines the post-processing steps into a single machine.
  • High-Volume Green Vapor Smoothing
    The Powerfuse S Series of machines allows users to enhance their parts with VaporFuse further. This green solvent quickly processes the surface of parts and creates geometry that is air/watertight, in addition to having improved mechanical properties.
  • High-Volume, Automated Green Vapor Smoothing
    The Powerfuse S is configurable for true lights-out manufacturing. The automated belt system allows operators to queue up to three builds that start and finish without further operation.
  • Automated PolyShot Surfacing
    Streamline post-processing by automating both cleaning and surfacing tasks, eliminating the need to switch machines and supporting auto-loading and unloading for an efficient workflow.
  • Manual PolyShot Surfacing
    The Powershot S provides the flexibility for manual blasting of large or fragile parts, offering blasting gloves and a foot pedal for convenient manual operation.
  • Green Vapor Smoothing
    DyeMansion vapor applies a solvent to process the surface of parts chemically. The result is smoothed parts that are airtight and watertight and have improved mechanical properties over the original.
  • Automated Vapor Smoothing
    Enhances the surface quality of 3D-printed parts by melting and smoothing the outer layer with a vaporized solvent, resulting in a polished finish and improved mechanical properties.
  • Automated Loading and Unloading
    The system simplifies post-processing by integrating cleaning and surfacing into one machine, eliminating the need to switch between separate devices.
  • Connectivity
    Connectivity – “OPC UA interface for unidirectional communication via DyeMansion Data Connect (optional), remote support via VPN
  • Pre-Installed Processing Parameters
    DyeMansion includes several quick-start processing programs to account for various material and part volume combinations.

Technical Specifications

Features
Powershot S
Powershot S Performance
Powershot S - Manual
Powershot S - Automatic
Powershot Dual Peformance
Machine Dimensions
1700mm x 1310mm x 2030mm
1535mm x 2205mm x 2065mm
1700mm x 1700mm x 2070mm
1700mm x 1700mm x 2070mm
1535mm x 2205mm x 2065mm
Processing Chamber Capacity
26L/6.8 Gal – 1x HP Multi Jet Fusion 5200
55L/14.5 Gal – 1.5 HP Multi Jet Fusion 5200
85L/22.5 Gal
85L/22.5 Gal
55L/14.5 Gal – 1.5 HP Multi Jet Fusion 5200
Surfacing Cycle Time
10 – 15 Minutes
10 – 20 Minutes
45 – 180 Minutes
45 – 180 Minutes
10-20 minutes per step (cleaning + surfacing)
Part Handling Method
Basket
Belt
Belt
Belt
Belt
Compatible With
MJF, HSS, SAF, SLS
MJF, HSS, SAF, SLS
MJF, HSS, SAF, SLS
MJF, HSS, SAF, SLS
MJF, HSS, SAF, SLS
Post Processing Type
Surface Smoothing
Surface Smoothing
Solvent-Based Surface Smoothing
Solvent-Based Surface Smoothing
Automated Part Cleaning and Surface Smoothing
Post Processing Type
400V, 50Hz, 16A or 208V, 60Hz, 20A
400 V, 50 Hz, 16 A or 208 V, 60 Hz, 20 A
400 V, 50 Hz, 63 A or 480 V, 60 Hz, 63 A
400 V, 50 Hz, 63 A or 480 V, 60 Hz, 63 A
400V, 50Hz, 16A or 208V, 60Hz, 20A
 

Exceptional Solutions, Even Better Support

Creating the best products requires the best solutions, training and support. With a little insight into your product development process, our team of pros can point you to any tools you need (and nothing you don’t).

But it doesn’t end there. We’ll stay with you every step of the way, helping solve complex design issues, 3D printing application questions and so much more. No matter where you’re at, both in your process and geographically, we’re here.

Engineering Success Together

Services & Customer Benefits

Unmatched Training

Our team is committed to your success with your new DyeMansion system. We’ll provide thorough operational training to ensure you’re fully equipped to make the most of its capabilities and seamlessly integrate it into your workflow.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between PowerShot Surface Finishing and the solvent-based VaporFuse solution?
Both options result in a greatly improved look and feel for 3D-printed parts. PolyShot Surfacing machines utilize plastic beads to quickly give parts to achieve a smooth finish with higher scratch resistance. On the other hand, VaporFuse systems use a green solvent to chemically process the outer walls of parts, even those that are hard to reach. This results in a watertight, airtight part with additional improvements to mechanical properties.
Can vapor-smoothed parts be utilized in food applications?
Approval for parts processed with the Powerfuse S Series of machines for repeated, direct food contact applications can apply.
Does the VaporFuse surfacing solution pose any risk to operators or other facility staff?
The Powerfuse S Series utilizes a green, non-toxic solvent to vapor smooth parts. No additional safety gear is required to operate the machine, and no equipment is needed to run the system beyond the DyeMansion machine safely.
Can parts that have been surface smoothed by DyeMansion systems be further colored?
PolyShot Surfacing machines create an ideal surface for many coloring solutions, including the DM60 coloring system.
What parts are compatible with the PolyShot Surfacing process?
Like the DyeMansion Cleaning systems, PolyShot Surfacing machines can process parts from many powder-based additive manufacturing processes. This includes MJF, HSS, SAF, and SLS.
Are there any limitations on what the VaporFuse solvent can smoothen?
Powerfuse S Vapor Smoothing systems can process a wide range of rigid and semi-rigid 3D-printed plastics. This includes several Nylons, TPUs, and ULTEM.
Can I chemically process polypropylene utilizing the Powerfuse S machines?
A polypropylene configuration is available for both the Powerfuse S manual loading and automatic loading options. This lets users chemically process their polypropylene 3D printed parts to a level alongside injection molded geometry.
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