The surface qualities of additively manufactured components (rapid prototyping or 3-D printing) fail to meet the latest technology standard and are thus only conditionally usable.
Using the Abrasive Flow Machining process you achieve a significant improvement of the surface quality of these elements.
The figure shows an additively manufactured component being successfully processed with AFM.
What does Abrasive Flow Machining mean?
The process is used to generate high quality surface finishes on interior and exterior contours, for targeted precision deburring of intersections as well as for the defined edge rounding with reproducible work results. The required grinding medium is called Streamer©. It will be individually formulated according to the processed material, the component geometry and the required surface quality.