heliguyTM is a commercial drone innovator who has integrated Additive Manufacturing and its associated ecosystem of technologies to facilitate agile in-house manufacturing. 

With the goal of enhancing the surface of their 3D printed parts, therefore to enhance parts performance and aesthetic quality, the in-house DJI-trained technicians for repairs and custom projects of the one-stop drone shop has recently explored the capabilities of the M1 Basic, one of the most affordable post-processing solutions from AM Solutions. What makes this solution unique is that its compact design and easy operation, can be quickly integrated into almost any production line.

 Ideal for surface smoothing and polishing of 3D printed components made from metal or plastic, this machine also features an integrated process water recycling system with suitable process controls.

The machine manufacturer explains that multiple parts can be simultaneously treated in separate processing chambers through the installation of divider plates. The system comes with several features includings a comprehensive, easy to operate software package which allows the storage of post-treatment processing programs and, thus, reduces the risk of operator errors. 

Ross Embleton, Lead Product Designer at heliguyTM says, “AM Solutions’ M1 Basic machine not only enhances the surface of our 3D printed parts which both improves performance and look and feel, but it has helped in the development of innovative drone solutions. It is a fantastic machine and it is helping to drive our in-house design and development capabilities to manufacture our own parts, as well as working with third-party organisations to bring their concepts to life. In smoothing and polishing parts, it also enables us to create a perfect surface for painting or dye, which is another important element of improving the aesthetics. Crucially, the M1 Basic is a very versatile machine, allowing us to work with a greater ecosystem of materials to expand our product offering and truly keep our manufacturing in-house.

 “AM truly democratises and localises production for manufacturers, and as such opens up huge possibilities for expanding companies such as heliguyTM. In the area of post-processing for AM parts, AM Solutions – 3D post processing technology provides a range of processes and machines that are all focused on elevating post-processing from a necessary evil to an enabling technology”, Colin Spellacy, Head of Sales at AM Solutions UK concludes.



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