Multi-Material 3D Printing by Aerosint

Aerosint invented a unique Selective Powder Deposition (SPD) recoater enabling multi-metal LPBF 3D printing along some other exciting use cases ! 

Selective Powder Deposition
Technology

Since its foundation in 2016, Aerosint has been developing a technology called “Selective Powder Deposition“. This technology selectively deposits multiple powders to form a single layer containing at least two materials.

It’s an alternative to single material roller or blade recoaters traditionally used in powder bed fusion processes.

The technology applies to multiple additive manufacturing techniques like Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF), Binder Jetting, and Die Pressing.

Aerosint’s recoater has been integrated in a LPBF system from Aconity 3D GmbH, making it the first commercial multi-metal LPBF printer in the world. 

The printer is today available to research driven organizations for purchasing. 

For more information about the hardware, or for services requests, please go to the contact menu to get in touch with us.

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Use cases for multi-metal printing

ThermalConductivity

Thermal Conductivity

Conformal cooling channels (in: moulds, rocket nozzles, injection nozzles, brake calipers...), heat exchangers, heat sinks, heat pipes

ElectricalConductivity

Electrical Conductivity

Battery connectors, satellite power transfer

WearResistance

Wear Resistance

Plain bearings, low friction profiles

AbrasionResistance

Abrasion Resistance

Drillbit inserts, cutting tools

MagneticPerformance

Magnetic Performance

Motors, actuators

Aesthetics

Aesthetics

Luxury applications (watches, fashion accessories), sports accessories customization

Electromagnetic

Electromagnetic

Waves propagation optimization, antennas

VibrationOptimization

Vibration Optimization

Modal optimization of parts

CorrosionResistance

Corrosion Resistance

Chemical reactors, conformal cooling

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