A few weeks ago we decided to undergo an in depth evaluation of our project with the company Early Metrics. We just received the results
Time to make powder bed multi-material !
Aerosint invented a unique selective powder recoater enabling multimaterial 3D printing.
Multi-material 3D printing will enable parts optimization and functionalization like no other manufacturing technology will ever be capable of.
The Aerosint patterning drums selectively deposit fine powder voxels line by line. The result is a powder layer composed of more than one powder ready for sintering.
Specs of our powder recoater
Multi-powder layer deposition
Here colored PA12 (red) and TPU (white)
Here Titanium (grey powder) and Alumina (white powder)
Here glass (inner cube slightly darker) and Alumina.
We have tested our recoater with a wide range of commercially available polymers, metals and ceramics. Reach out if you want us to test your materials.
Some of the use cases of multi-powder layer deposition
Who has never dreamed of printing parts that combine various materials like copper / steel or PA12 /TPU ?
Multi-material powder deposition is one of the keys to achieve this.
Possible applications are: Injection mold tooling with high cooling efficiency, custom orthoses with elastomeric materials for skin-contacting point surfaces and many more!
Zero Waste Printing
High performance polymers printing is extremely wasteful.
The Aerosint multi-powder deposition process places expensive build powder only where needed, and inexpensive, non-fusible support powder everywhere else, virtually eliminating waste of unfused build powder.
Indirect sintering of metal or ceramic parts without binder is made possible by our multi-material recoater.
The recoater stacks layers of object and support powders which are subsequently sintered in a furnace. No binder is used which leads to process efficiency and high parts density.
Security is increasingly vital as 3D printing scales. Aerosint offers powder bed printing with multiple materials which can extend InfraTrac’s chemical security into powder bed
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