Project Description

Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) developed their SCA line of products specifically to help with the removal of the structural supports used in additive manufacturing processes. The SCA3600 features powerful agitators which continually stir a heated acidic bath which fully dissolves the support structures left behind from the fabrication process. From a design perspective, we explored new ways for users to interact with the product which better protects them from the acid and steam burns frequently experienced with older machines. We also explored fabrication and assembly techniques which give the users the extended usability they desired while keeping the main body panels easy to clean and safe to contact.