News at Solukon
Issues raised by metal powder removal
3D Adept, online article, September 2019
….Moreover, according to an expert from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories “another challenge is being able to tell when all the powder has been removed” on the one hand,
on the other hand, as per Andreas Hartmann’s words, to “remove residual powder safely, efficiently, economically, with reproducible cleaning results and providing the residual powder contamination free for recycling.”
Powder removal: The Achilles heel of powder bed-based metal Additive Manufacturing
Metal Additive Manufacturing, Vol.5, No.2, Summer 2019
What should a good metal powder removal system contain?
While some machine manufacturers implement some level of powder removal and management inside their systems, or in peripheral equipment offered by them, these solutions do not address all of the problems associated with powder removal.
Put more simply, current approaches by systems manufacturers to vacuuming and processing excess powder from the build plate inside the machine or external to the machine are insufficient to remove enough powder either for reasons of safety, or for achieving the desired level of cleanliness. None rise
to the level of a full-blown powder removal system. To appreciate this,
one needs to understand the key functions of a good powder removal
system…..read more on page 119-126…….
Solukon & Siemens partner on advanced depowdering system for metal Additive Manufacturing
Metal Additive Manufacturing, Vol. 4, No.4, Winter 2018
Solukon Maschinenbau GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, has partnered with Siemens to launch the advanced SFM-AT800S depowdering system for metal Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) Additive Manufacturing. The system reportedly incorporates the latest developments in smart functionality for the effective removal of metal powder from complex internal channels within AM parts… read more…
Interviews with Solukon-CEO Andreas Hartmann
3D Adept, online article, December 2018
Our developpers are specialized in identifying, understanding and overcoming challenges related to post-processing in additive manufacturing processes. CEO Andreas Hartmann delivers insights into developing outstanding automatic depowdering systems. Read the interview at 3dadept.com …
Solukon and Siemens develop smart functionality for depowdering
TCT Magazine, online article, October 2018
The new SFM-AT800 enables the removal of powder adjusted to the claims of the parts. The new axis system adds the possibility of moving the part along any three-dimensional contour. Read about the cooperation with Siemens and prospective corporate developments in TCT Magazine …
Solukon develops advanced depowdering system
“The SFM-AT800S, with its smart control features, is another step forward in intelligent, automated postprocessing”, says Solukon CEO Dominik Schmid about the latest project with Siemens. What is special about the depowdering system? read more…
Solukon teams with the pneumatic system manufacturer Aventics
Scope, online article, March 2018
Pneumatic components enable ignition source-free depowdering within an protective gas-flooded process chamber. From the beginning Solukon banked on consultation and sampling by Aventics. Details about the gentle cleaning process under a protective gas atmosphere are shown on scope-online.de …
Take a close look at 3D printing
Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide, online news, December 2018
Siemens inaugurated a new plant in Worcester, UK, entirely dedicated to additive manufacturing. Its AM strategy relies on cooperation with partners such as Solukon. Read the whole story on Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide …
Keeping it clean
siemens.de GO!, online news, November 2017
Safety is the top priority in these procedures. If a component is made from any reactive, explosive material such as an aluminum or titanium alloy, the process chamber can be made inert using a protective gas. This also protects the material as the dust is no longer prone to oxidation and thus reusable. Thanks to the closed cleaning circuit, it is all retained and can be recycled..siemens.de,GO!