Titomic unveils the largest 3D metal printer in the world
The Australian company Titomic, a specialist in additive manufacturing, unveiled what is currently the largest 3D metal printer in the world on May 16. The system can print out 45 kg of material an hour with dimensions of 9 x 3 x 1.5 m.2 Jun 2018 Barbara Rusch
The Australian company Titomic , a specialist in the field of additive manufacturing, unveiled at its production facility in Melbourne on May 16 what is currently the largest 3D metal printer in the world . The system can print out titanium alloy over an area 9 m long, 3 m wide and 1.5 mm high – at a rate of about 45 kg of material an hour. The procedure uses Titomic Kinetic Fusion , which is based on gas dynamic cold spray technology. One of the leading research institutions in this field is the Helmut Schmidt University of the Federal Armed Force s in Hamburg.
In the procedure developed and patented by the Australian state research authorityCSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), for which Titomic holds the marketing rights, particles of titanium or a titanium alloy are ejected with the aid of hot gas through a nozzle and spray pistol at such extreme speed that, on impact with each other, they form a solid structure. This allows additive manufacturing of titanium parts of a wide range of sizes and shapes – from bicycles to aircraft parts.
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