Water-pressure based cleaning system
ORYX scaWaterjet is capable of removing support material from 3D printed models with rapid bulk and fine detail jetting options.
The ergonomic, aesthetically considered design and other unique features make it a superior product for additive manufacturing service firms, industrial manufacturers, laboratories, offices and other firms with in-house prototyping capability.
Oryx Waterjet Features
Coarse and fine support removal
The ORYX scaWaterjet is a water jetting spray booth capable of coarse and fine support material removal for various Additive Manufacturing (AM) / 3D Printing processes.
Plumbed or water tank capable
Plumbed direct or used stand-alone with an included mobile water tank allows for industrial uses or difficult-to-plumb situations such as offices
It features a gasketed window with internal mount wiper blade assembly for clear view of the LED-illuminated work area, ergonomically-considered front cabinet design & gloved ports for operator part handling
Two spray wands
Two water-jetting spray wands – both capable of high- and low-pressure operation to fit the needs of support removal for your delicate and rigid parts alike
Easy and safe operation
The covered mobile support frame minimizes collection of shop debris and dust inside the cabinet, while also allowing for a sit/stand option for operators, with easy access to the pump and holding tank.
Specifically designed for AM
The scaWaterjet was specifically designed to meet your Advanced Manufacturing (AM) based water spray and jetting needs.
ORYX scaWaterjet Specifications
Designed for User Productivity and Comfort, Engineered for Function and Quality
- Overall Size: 30.0 W x 29.5 D x 71.5 H in.(76.0 W x 75.0 D x 181.6 H cm)
- Holding Tank Capacity: 5 gallons (19 liters)
- Maximum Model Size: 19.5 x 15.5 x 8 in. (49.5 x 39.4 x 20.3 cm)
- Power Requirements: 120V~ 60Hz – 15A or 230V~ 50 Hz – 8A versions
- Electrical Protection: 15A / 225V AC Fuse
- Maximum Pressure: 1700 psi (117 bars)
- Dual Spray Wands/Nozzles: 15 spray bulk removal/ 0 spray fine detail removal
- Dual Spray Speeds: High and Low capable with both wand/nozzle type
- Easy-to-see work space w/ Integrated internal LED Lighting & Window Wiper
- Fine and Coarse Screen Filters in work area w/ additional filter on intake hose
- Integral closed Cabinet to protect Pump & Holding Tank area
- Increased Mobility with Casters on All 4 Legs
- 2 Function Modes for water hookup: (1) Direct plumbing – minimum flow of 1.5 gallons/min. (5.7 liters/min.), (2) Mobile self-contained w/ integrated Tank (no flow or external pressure req.)
- Low Water Intake/ Consumption: Less than 1.5 gallons/min. (5.7 liters/min.)
- Wide temperature operating range: 41° to 104° F (5° – 40° C)
- CE, cTUVs, RoHS, WEEE Regulatory Approvals
- 1 Year Warranty & US-based Technical/Customer Support with strong AM industry experience
Example Post Processed Parts
Example 3D printed parts that have been cleaned with an ORYX Waterjet, pick on the images below to enlarge:
SCA Post-Processing Machines FAQs
Q: Which types of 3D printers does the SCA work with?
A: The SCA support removal systems will work with any printers that use the Soluble Support Technology (SST) material for part supports. There are soluble support materials compatible with ABS, ASA, PC, and nylon part materials.
Q: How does the SCA clean support material off 3D printed parts?
A: To clean your 3D printed parts the SCA circulates them in heated water containing a small amount of cleaning solution. The solution dissolves the soluble support material off the parts. SCA models have been optimized to minimize the time needed to remove support material from 3D printed parts.
Q: What cleaning solutions are used in the SCA?
A: The SCA tank is filled with water and a small amount of either a sodium hydroxide-based cleaning solution (WaterWorks) or an eco-friendly cleaning solution (EcoWorks). You can use tap water to fill the SCA tank. There is no need to use distilled or filtered water. For fastest soluble support removal use WaterWorks Soluble Concentrate P400SC; for gentler cleaning, use the EcoWorks cleaning solution.
Q: Is there a way to tell if the cleaning solution needs to be changed?
A: Typically, an SCA-1200HT can process 2.4 lbs. of support material and the SCA 3600 5 lbs. of support material before the solution needs to changed.
Any of the following may indicate it is time to change the cleaning solution in the SCA:
- The tank begins to cloud or exhibit low clarity
- Some white parts (ABS) may turn brown or yellow
- Parts have a sticky residue and/or stick together in the tank due to excess dissolved solids in the tank
- Functional parts with moving features are not functioning properly
- Support material is not fully removed after a long cleaning cycle
- The tank’s solution exhibits a low pH
Q: How much of the cleaning solution do I need to use?
A: Use one bottle of WaterWorks or 6 packages of EcoWorks for an SCA-1200HT. For the SCA 3600, 2 bottles of WaterWorks or 13 packages of EcoWorks are recommended. For non WaterWorks or EcoWorks cleaning solutions pelase follow the manufactures suggested instructions.
Q: How long will it take to remove the support material from my 3D printed parts?
A: Removal time is highly variable and depends on part geometry, part size, cleaning solution used, pH of cleaning solution, and material type. Until some experience is gained, estimate four to five hours. Parts can be checked during the cleaning cycle and removed from the SCA if support is dissolved before the end of the set time.
Q: Can I run the SCA overnight or continuously without any safety issues?
A: Yes. All SCA systems have been tested for continuous use at the previously mentioned temperatures and have been designed to include safety features that allow unattended operation.
Q: How do I dispose of used cleaning solution?
A: Every location is different. Consult the Material Safety Sheet that came with the concentrate used in the solution or the local authorities to determine the best method.