Shot peening

For some 3D printed products, the finishing touch of Post-processing then consists of compacting, strengthening and reducing the roughness. Several post-processing options are available, or a combination of them. This depends on the intended product properties and the type of material.

Shot peening, as part of the finishing process in 3D printing, is a surface treatment in which the surface is blasted with round abrasive. This operation compacts and smooths the surface of the product. With this process, the roughness of the surface is reduced. When it comes to 3D printed polymers, this treatment is mainly aimed at improving aesthetics. The polymer surface acquires a noticeable smoothness and a visible gloss. The RA (roughness) value decreases considerably. (This is also dependent on the type of material, the blasting medium used and the printer in which the product or part is made). This also provides a better basis for possible colouring as the next finishing step, because the colour can be distributed more evenly.

Normfinish 3D Samba Smooth

Normfinish 3D Samba Smooth

The new Normfinish 3D Samba Smooth system is the perfect solution for the automatic shot-peening of large series (small and) large products. The PLC parameters and recipes (20) are freely adjustable. The system can be optionally loaded and unloaded fully automatically in the future.

  • Series production up to a volume of 50 L
  • Specifically suitable for larger products
  • Possibility for automatic loading/unloading
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Normfinish 3D Excel Smooth - shot peening blast cabinet

Normfinish 3D Excel Smooth

The Normfinish 3D Excel Smooth system is the ultimate solution for industrial automatic shot-peening of large print volumes on a high-frequency basis. Automatic shot blasting system for shot blasting of small/medium parts with separate possibility for manual shot blasting of large parts.

  • Series production up to a volume of 20 L
  • Surface products noticeably and visibly smoother
  • Industry 4.0 Ready
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Normfinish 3D Smart Smooth - shot peening blast cabinet

Normfinish 3D Smart Smooth

The Normfinish 3D Smart Smooth is suitable for shot-peening large print volumes on a regular basis. The large basket with 2 shot blasting nozzles allows serial production of up to 30 L at a time. Automatic shot blasting system for shot-peening of small/medium parts with the possibility of manual shot blasting of large parts.

  • Series production up to a volume of 30 L
  • Surface products noticeably and visibly smoother
  • Easy-care; proven concept, low maintenance costs
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Normfinish 3D Solid Smooth - shot peening blast cabinet

Normfinish 3D Solid Smooth

The Normfinish 3D Solid Smooth is the entry-level model for automatic shot peening of 3D printed parts. Suitable for shot peening small print volumes on a regular basis. This shot blasting machine automatically shot blasts small parts and has the option for manual shot blasting of large parts.

  • Series production up to a volume of 10 L
  • Manually adjustable angle of basket
  • Easy care: proven concept, low maintenance costs
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