We have done what the industry thought was impossible - made metal surface finishing fast, affordable and repeatable.
In this example we polished from:
10 micron to 0.5 microns in 5 minutes.
Finish 10x faster at 1/10th of the cost
It's a quantum leap in surface finishing for Additive Manufacturing, it's called Electro-Ablation
The high speed of electro-ablation allows the process to very quickly polish materials that usually require many hours of manual labour to polish with an abrasive grinder or electropolishing. For example, Chromium-Cobalt dental implants may cost $500 to print via Metal Additive Manufacturing but cost approximately $2,000 in labour hours to post-process via manual grinding. Our technology can reduce this cost from 50-90% depending on the part.
Melbourne Angels saw the opportunity provided by the technology in its very early stages and after an initial investment in 2019 have just completed a second-round investment in the company. They provide active support to the company through Paul Boxer (Chair) and Paul Baron (Board Member) who led the recent investment round. “ Melbourne Angels was excited to invest in a company that is going to make a big impact on advanced manufacturing, particularly at a time where supply lines and local manufacturing opportunities have come into increased focus. Since our first round investment in 2019 we have had to maintain a low profile until the patent work was complete and the technology was ready to be introduced to industry.It's great to finally go public about it” said deal lead and shareholder elected board member, Paul Baron.
Additive Manufacturing is delivering speed and flexibility, only to be let down by slow post-processing techniques. Australian company, 3DM, is transforming the AM post-processing sector with electro-ablation technology, enabling the post-processing of parts 10x faster at 1/10th of the cost.