Ultrasonic Agitation Cleaner Removes Supports from 3D-Printed Parts
Omegasonics’ 815BTX dual-tank benchtop ultrasonic cleaning machine eliminates the need to have two separate cleaning machines to remove supports that require chemicals vs. those that do not.
Omegasonics’ 815BTX dual-tank benchtop ultrasonic cleaning machine is well-suited for removing soluble support material from 3D-printed parts. Like the company’s 1900BTX model, 3D printer distributor Plural Additive Manufacturing is offering the machines to its customers for this purpose.The machine’s left tank uses Plural’s BioSolv biodegradable, non-hazardous cleaning detergent, while the right tank simply uses hot water. This eliminates the need to have two separate cleaning machines to remove supports that require chemicals vs. those that do not. Ultrasonic technology is combined with agitation to optimize cleaning of precision areas and thoroughly remove support material. The machine also features programmable alternating cycles to provide hands-off cleaning from start to finish.
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