As demand for additive manufacturing processes continues to grow, BOFA’s filtration technology is now in demand to support the post processing environment that is key to productivity.

Post-processing in the world of 3D printing is an important step in the production chain and is vital to transforming the commercial potential of additive manufacturing into high-quality finished products.
As Luke Ziolkowski, International Business Development Manager, BOFA International explains: “Post-processing is a catch-all term and means different things to different manufacturers – but the ultimate aim is the same… to create a product ready for market. This typically includes curing, polishing, deburring, mechanical cleaning or air blasting – all of which emit particles or gases that require BOFA filtration to help maintain a healthy working environment and to contribute to a high-quality end product.”
BOFA is responding to demand with a number of 3D print filtrations systems that are suitable for post processing environments. These include the FumeCAB enclosure technology which is ideally suited to a stereolithography system where the off-gassing from the print gets extracted. It can also help with the off-gassing from a washing station and contribute to filtration for most other post-processing applications.
BOFA’s 3D PrintPRO 4 has recently been enhanced to support fused deposition modelling, stereolithography, digital light processing, and material jetting. It can manage multi-unit operations thanks to an advanced, high-capacity filtration system, while delivering optimal temperature control. Effective airflow management contributes to an odourless workplace environment.
Finally, the AD Oracle iQ is a high-performance global fume extraction system designed for laser marking, coding engraving and AM laser sintering applications. BOFA’s latest generation iQ2 intelligent operating system features a host of functionality enhancements and innovations, including extended onboard data logs and real-time system condition visualisation. iQ2 also supports a colour touchscreen user interface, smart alarm configuration and system upgrades.


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