Reinventing powder bed 3D printing aS A ZERO WASTE process!
Powder waste is the main inconvenience of polymers powder bed 3D printing. Aerosint has developed a powder sintering process that doesn’t waste any powder. By making this technology more affordable, Aerosint hopes to make additive manufacturing an economically sound choice for manufacturing beyond the current limitation of small series.
– Patent pending –
THE AEROSINT PROCESS ?
AEROSINT innovative selective powder deposition mechanism
Freshly deposited powder layer Build and Support powders
Sintered build powder
Unsintered support powder 100% reusable
The Aerosint printing process relies on the selective deposition of two different powders in one build area. Only the build powder is sintered and the unsintered support powder is fully reusable.
Zero powder waste is achieved!
THE PRINTING STEPS
Dual powder layer by layer patterning
Selective sintering of the build powder only
Fast cooling and automated breakout
100% reuse of the support powder
High performance polymers printing
Reusable support material makes printing in materials like PEEK and PEKK affordable
Combine material characteristics into multi-material parts
Very large size printing
Better control over temperature gradients using more heat conductive support material
Large batch printing and manufacturing automation
Lower cost per print for large series production & opportunity to fully automate the cleaning of a non-adherent support material