Dana-Ridge and the technological revolution
Yet another advantage of the Dana-Ridge wetblast process
Huge advancements in technology are just starting to ramp up. The Dana-Ridge wetblast process is finding new applications in areas such as hydrogen fuel cell production and 3D printing
Tough blast units that will replace your dry blaster BUT with the added ability to clean delicate 3D plastic parts without destroying them
In the 3D printing arena the Dana-Ridge wetblast process can ensure final cleaning of printed components without damage or loss of integrity
Using the Dana-Ridge process in the 3D printing industry
3D printing is an important part of the new technological revolution and has an exciting future ahead. A multitude of areas are exploring the technology with a range of materials and covers everything from building houses to rockets.
When printing with plastic/polymers there are several methods available for various applications.
In some processes, powdered polymers are fused together layer by layer to create the part and can create moving parts and even parts of varying colour. One of the final parts of the process is to remove the remaining powder to reveal the completed piece in all its glory. This is where the wetblast process is ideal as there are several advantages at play.
The waste powder tends to float on the surface of the water in the sump and get carried out the overflow where it can be collected and disposed of.
What else can these machines do?
Remove tough coatings
Paint or powdercoat can be blasted off as well as other coatings
Remove rust or carbon buildup
Easily remove rust or carbon buildup on components
Bring up a nice bright finish on metals including soft metals such as aluminium, brass and copper
Clean plastic parts
With the right settings you can clean plastic and rubber without scuffing
Blast oily parts
No need to degrease or preclean filthy components before blasting, saving you time and money
Other specialised tasks
Such as cleaning circuit boards, etching, nuclear decontamination and soda blasting