3D Printing Newsletters, June 5, 2021: ExOne & Aurora Group, Solukon & Turbex, IQ Motion Control, Branch Technology – 3DPrint.com
In today’s 3D printing briefs, ExOne is working with the Aurora Group to expand its reach in Asia, while Solukon and Turbex are teaming up to do the same in the UK and Irish AM markets. Subsequently, IQ Motion Control launched a new range of servomotors. Finally, Branch Technology officially unveiled its 3D printed building facade, which was made by cellular fabrication and houses the new branch of a Tennessee credit union.
ExOne collaborates with Aurora Group in Asia
In order to expand the reach of its binder jet 3D printing technology in Asia, the ExOne Company (Nasdaq: XONE) announced that it was collaboration with the Aurora group, naming its two subsidiaries General Integration Technology (GIT) in Taiwan and Aurora 3D in China as authorized channel partners to sell ExOne industrial binder jet solutions. Its patented technology has been called a sustainable additive production method, due to its ability to quickly print consolidated, lightweight designs for less money and with less waste. The company has qualified over 20 different metallic, composite and ceramic materials for its binder spraying process, more than half of which are single alloy metals like 316L, 304L, M2 tool steel and Inconel. 718.
“We have been engaged in the 3D industry for nearly 30 years and adhere to the principle of ‘3D innovation, integration and trendsetter’ as we continue to serve the industry. We have been striving to find a metal 3D printing system capable of mass producing high density, high precision and third party qualified materials. More importantly, we believe that sustainable manufacturing of ExOne can achieve mass production of metallic 3D solutions, ”said Daniel Chi, Managing Director of GIT and Aurora 3D.
“We expect ExOne Metal 3D Printing to advance our market from prototyping and plastic design to metal fabrication production. Binder jet helps customers save time and money, reduce waste, and increase manufacturing flexibility to create a win-win situation.
Solukon adds Turbex as UK-Ireland distribution partner
german company Solukon Maschinenbau, which provides dust collection and processing systems for metal and polymer 3D printing, has chosen to expand business activities into the UK and Irish AM market by selecting a new distributor: based in Hampshire Turbex, which has supplied cleaning equipment to hundreds of companies in the UK for nearly four decades, Turbex offers third-party products to customers in many industries, such as aerospace, automotive, energy and medical, and as the demand for automated metal depolding increases in 3D laser printed parts, the company will now distribute Solukon’s intelligent powder recovery technology in Ireland and Great Britain.
“Solukon is the pioneer of metal laser powder bed depoudment of melting parts, which means the removal of trapped powder and its contamination-free recovery in a reproducible and certifiable manner. It therefore seems logical to cooperate with a cleaning expert for one of our key markets, who is familiar with the business landscape of the region, ”said Michael Sattler, Director of Global Sales responsible for Solukon’s distribution network.
“With Turbex, we will strengthen our position in the market as a technical leader in the automated disposal of industrial powders. “
IQ Motion Control launches a new range of servomotors
IQ motion control, which designs and delivers high performance motor modules for robotic and industrial applications, comes from launched a new range of servomotors, the ultra-compact and efficient Fortiq BLS42. Currently available for pre-order on Crowd supply, the modules consist of a straight magnet straight-cell BLDC motor with integrated motor controller and magnetic rotary encoder for position sensing. The line, designed to minimize vibration and engine footprint and maximize torque and output speed, was developed specifically for use in research institutes, industrial machine companies and individual manufacturers, in applications such as robotic joints, conveyor belts and 3D printers.
The company’s proprietary technology, born in the robotics lab at the University of Pennsylvania, is believed to achieve premium motor performance, at an affordable cost, by combining innovative calibration and control software with hardware designs. unique. Compared to traditional industrial servo motors, its new Fortiq BLS42 motors are said to have 50% less volume, are rated at 4000 rpm and are 70% cheaper, with four different sizes available with different tightening torques.
Branch Technology: Inauguration of the 3D printed building facade
This winter, we learned that an additive construction company based in Chattanooga Technology branch 3D printed a facade for the local Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) thanks to its cellular manufacturing technology (C-Fab). Recently, the new credit union South branch celebrated its grand opening, featuring the startup fully 3D printed facade it is, according to founder and CEO Platt Boyd, the first 3D printed commercial building in the United States. We tire of tossing the word ‘first’ when it comes to additive construction, but it might be true here, as most of the 3D printed construction stories we cover in the US are about houses. TVFCU’s 3D printed facade panels are self-cleaning, water-repellent, and weigh less than regular concrete, and that’s pretty cool to boot.
“It’s not like all the other boring clubs around. It took years to develop, ”Boyd said of the 3D printed facade.
“It’s an open carbon reinforced lath that solidifies in an open space. Then we fill this with a light foam and it is robotic nailed, and coated on the outside with glass fiber reinforced concrete.