April 23-26, 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, TX | Exhibits April 24-26

3D Printing: The Impact of Post-processing

Post Processing I, II

Novice May 9, 2017 10:15 am - 10:40 am

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Frank Marangell, President and CEO, Rize Inc

The perception and promise of commercial 3D printing are that it provides a simple, fast and automated digital workflow, a process where complexity is free. That perception is generally accurate up to the point that parts are removed from the 3D printer. But, as soon as parts enter the post-processing phase, the automated, push-button process becomes a manual operation that has a tangible and significant impact on a company’s bottom line.

Industry expert, Todd Grimm, interviewed six global manufacturers representing the automotive, consumer products, medical devices, sporting goods and architecture industries to learn about their post-processing experiences. Each detailed the measurable impact of post-processing on time, cost, quality, staffing, facilities and operations.

This presentation will define primary and secondary post-processing, describe the automated, manual and batch post-processing methods of the most common 3D printing technologies and detail Todd’s significant findings.

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Frank Marangell

President and CEO
Rize Inc

Frank is the President and CEO of Rize Inc. In 2013, he was the Vice President of Global Field