Everyone is aware of the advancing technology in 3D printing. Early machines producing low quality plastic parts have been superseded with machines capable of printing all manner of metals, plastics and ceramics.

However, processing these materials requires much more complex machines, requiring pressures and temperatures more commonly found in the manufacturing environment of a factory, complete with all the relevant safety controls.

So how does the manufacturer of the current leading 3D printing machine make it safe to operate on an office desk?

The answer – high quality seals. AFT Fluorotec have been working closely with a market leader in this field, providing the high performance seals required to make the printers safe and allow them to process media at extremes of temperature and pressure. And all without the operator having any idea what is going on inside.

But that’s not all. We also solved the issue of the bulk material handling during printing.

Need some help with your 3D printing seals? Give us a call now

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