Fintek becomes exclusive Palms agent

A new electrochemical plasma process that reduces the surface roughness of 3D printed metal components is now part of Fintek’s subcontract services and machine sales in an exclusive agreement with Wallwork Heat Treatment. Palms, which stands for Plasma Additive Layer Manufacture Smoothing, was developed by Wallwork’s Cambridge R&D centre and its Manchester machine build division, which pioneers plasma coating equipment used by aerospace manufacturers, motorsport engineers and university R&D departments.

Wallwork director Simeon Collins says: “Despite the progress in additive manufacturing, the surface roughness of the parts produced can constrict their use in industries such as aerospace and medical. Having worked closely with Fintek we know that they are the UK’s foremost experts in meeting the real-world surface finishing needs of engineers. Palms gives them a new tool that is especially effective for metal parts made by 3D printing, as well as machined parts.”

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