July 21, 2023
Developed to help additive manufacturers safely manage metal powder storage as production rates and volumes increase, the new Modular Powder Supply provides an inline holding container that may be installed between the printing, sieving, and/or de-powdering processes to quickly collect unused metal powder from a build box and allow the printer to begin its next part without waiting for manual extraction, among other applications. Once collected, the recovered metal powders may be screened and reintroduced to the printing process or stored for future reuse.
Offered as a stand-alone unit or integrated with the company's automated PowTReX metal powder sieving station and/or de-powdering station, the Modular Powder Supply features a Volkmann pneumatic vacuum conveyor with a stainless steel hopper and touch-screen controls, all set within a dust-tight housing. The powder hopper holds 120 l as standard and may be custom designed to store other capacities. The metal powder storage system may be operated with tungsten, cobalt, silver powder, iron, stainless steel, alumina, nickel chrome, copper, titanium, and other metallic powders in both normal air environments and under inert conditions.
Volkmann Inc., Bristol, PA 609-265-0101 www.volkmannusa.com
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