3D Printing

Cleaning Applications

Introduction

Since 1973, Ralsonics has been supplying ultrasonic cleaning equipment of all sizes spanning 15 industries. Our equipment is known for its reliability. We fully understand the requirements and processes of our customers before specifying any equipment for use. Owing to over four decades of experience in ultrasonic cleaning, we have learned and developed best practices for cleaning components in each industry.

3D Printing Industry

New applications of 3D printing are being developed rapidly. Recently, 3D printed houses have been developed in the Netherlands. The 3D printing industry requires precision cleaning for all printed items considering that the primary applications of 3D printing are parts requiring intricate designs that are too expensive to manufacture by conventional techniques. Typically, the support material used during 3D printing must be manually broken off, cut off (nearly impossible for complex parts) or melted in circulated washers. Removal of the support is a significant bottleneck in the 3D printing process. Ultrasonic cleaning is an effective replacement for all these techniques ensuring significant time and labor saving.

 

Ralsonics’ ultrasonic cleaners are well known in the industry to provide ultra-fast and thorough cleaning for 3D printing components. Ralsonics has a large range of products (multistage all-purpose cleaners, tabletop ultrasonic cleaners), catering to every possible component that needs to be cleaned in the 3D printing industry.

Impact of Ralsonics’ automated cleaners in the 3D printing industry

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Applications

Ultrasonic cleaning can be used for the following applications:

  • Removal of support material in post-processing
  • Pre-Cleaning, intermediate cleaning and final cleaning of new parts during manufacturing

Here is a short list of parts that are typically cleaned using Ralsonics’ ultrasonic cleaners

3D printed components

Trays

Medical objects

3D printer components