Our highlights at Formnext 2019
in Frankfurt/Main hall 12.0, booth E72
At our booth in hall 12.0, booth E72, we show solutions for 3D printer feeding and additive manufacturing. We are looking forward to meeting you.
Powder handling by the expert - From the individual solution to the printer factory
AZO is the expert when it comes to customized solutions in the field of raw material logistics and powder handling. AZO develops systems for 3D printer feeding for plastics as well as for metal printing. The feeding systems for metal 3D printer can generally be divided into two sections.
On the one hand, the material supply and processing, in which the raw material is conveyed to a buffer hopper for storage, after delivery. Afterwards it will get prepared for the production process, screened and provided in the right quantity. Thereby the system can be adapted to various product characteristics, infeed options and conveying rates. Thus, even toxic or hardly flowing substances can be handled individually in large or small quantities.
The second application is located at the printer itself. Excess, non-processed powder residues are initially collected in a buffer hopper centrally. Supported by a cyclone screener these residues are screened and reprocessed for the pneumatic transfer back to the production cycle. This consistent raw material utilization and recovery not only increases the product quality but also the profitability of your entire production process.
In addition, the plant and production safety as well as the raw material quality are taken into account from the very beginning of the plant engineering. AZO offers the following solutions for the different challenges:
- Consistent production without interruption of the material flow
- Tailor made screening technology for every grain size
- Explosion protection of the conveying system according to ATEX standards
- Inert gas atmosphere ensures product safety
- Intelligent control technology and visualization
Thus, the AZO systems range cover the entire internal raw material logistics - from delivery to processing, the entire conveying technology from one single source.