Mixing, vacuum drying, and reacting equipment plays a crucial role in the production and reconditioning of materials for powder-based 3D printing. In order to 3D print durable, high-performance components for industry, metal powders must have a narrow particle size distribution and excellent rheology and morphology.
In order to condition these sensitive materials, producers of metal powders for additive manufacturing require sophisticated processing technology. 3-in-1 powder mixers, reactors, and vacuum dryers from amixon® can perform all necessary conditioning processes in a single machine, helping to reduce processing time and hinder material degradation.
The quality of the powders used in powder bed fusion is key in ensuring the 3D printing process goes smoothly and that the finished product performs as intended. Especially in critical applications, ceramic and metal powders for PBF must meet specific standards as to their physical and chemical properties:
amixon® 3-in-1 mixers, reactors, and vacuum dryers excel in challenging applications like metal powder production for 3D printing. The following specifications make amixon® mixers ideal for cost-effective metal powder processing:
Read about the unique challenges of powder processing for additive manufacturing in this technical article from Diploma Engineer Ludger Hilleke, Technical Lead at amixon GmbH.
Get a peek inside the mixing chamber, where a three-dimensional current is generated to gently yet thoroughly homogenize the mixing goods. All contact surfaces are heatable.
The latest whitepaper from amixon GmbH examines common obstacles to cost-effective 3D printing via powder bed fusion, and explores how sophisticated mixing technology can bring down the price for both powder producers and end-users.