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HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives

3D printer packs a punch

Aidro, a north Italian hydraulic systems specialist, is at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to launch additive manufacturing in the shape of metal 3D printing as a new technology for the hydraulics sector.

27 Apr. 2017
Aidro 3D printed valve block

Aidro, a family-run company founded in the north Italian province of Varese by engineer Paolo Tirelli in 1982, has over the years developed into a hydraulic systems specialist. Five years ago, Valeria Tirelli succeeded her father as CEO of Aidro, making new investments in equipment and resources to expand the product range and improve customer service. With innovations such as the mini power pack and in-house e-commerce system, the company is ideally placed to meet the needs of the future. Aidro is at HANNOVER MESSE 2017 to also launch its new additive manufacturing, thus paving the way for using metal 3D printing in the hydraulics sector.

Aidro is underlining its pioneering status in launching additive manufacturing in hydraulics with its presentation of a 3D stainless steel hydraulic valve block for single-action cylinder control. This exhibit is a classic example of how a traditional solution can be virtually re-invented using a different and innovative design approach - simply install the necessary valves and connect them as desired. The internal channels of the valve block are optimized to enhance flow and save space, while the risk of leaks is eliminated, as auxiliary boring is no longer needed. As well as the innovative 3D hydraulic valve block, the Aidro stand also offers numerous other metal 3D printed hydraulic products such as stackable, directly operated pressure reducing valves and redesigned coils.

Aidro at HANNOVER MESSE

At HANNOVER MESSE 2018 you could visit Aidro on-site and learn more about the latest products and services. more

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