Solukon partners with Siemens to unveil new 3D printing system

By Sean Galea-Pace
The Germany-based 3D printing post processing solutions specialist, Solukon Maschinenbau GmbH, has teamed up with automation giants, Siemens, to unveil...

The Germany-based 3D printing post processing solutions specialist, Solukon Maschinenbau GmbH, has teamed up with automation giants, Siemens, to unveil an advanced depowdering system that focuses on metal powder bed fusion, TCT Magazine reports.

It has been reported that “the new SFM-AT800S system provides the latest developments in smart functionality for the removal of metal powder trapped in free designed parts which contain complex internal channels”, according to TCT Magazine.

“We strongly support this improved powder removal system,” said Dr. Christoph Kiener, principal scientist at Siemens. “Powder-free, high-quality AM parts, occupational health and safety, as well as environmental topics regarding waste avoidance and powder reuse are very important for Siemens to process advanced designs also in our post-processing activities.”

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The system possesses two servo-motorises and endless rotating axes which enables the ability of moving the part across any three-dimensional contour.

Created by Solukon in partnership with Siemens, the SFM-AT800S was developed in order to help increase the cleaning results of high complexity AM parts including heat exchangers and infusion nozzles.

It has been revealed that Siemens has already started utilising Solukon systems for powder removal and has begun research on intelligent software that holds the ability to track internal channels using the CAD file to automatically monitor optimal movement of the depowdering system whilst cleaning.

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