ADDvance™ Powder Cabinet: the best solution for storing metal powder
Just as the choice of gas has a great influence on the microstructure and physical properties of the metal powder essential for powder bed processes in additive manufacturing, so does the handling and storage atmosphere. The new ADDvance™ Powder Cabinet for AM metal powder helps to retain the quality of metal powders by protecting the sensitive substance against ambient air and humidity, making it less prone to contamination and degrading of material and at the same time enhancing safety for operators.
Hermetically shielding AM metal powder
Given the significance of the metal powder feedstock, proper and precise control and handling of the metal powders is not to be underestimated. Metal powders unshielded from the ambient atmosphere can take up humidity and oxidation may occur caused by oxygen present in the environment. This leads an overall lowering of product quality. A material degradation, which is almost impossible to correct within the AM/3D printing processes
and inevitably calls for extended and costly post work.
ADDvance™ Powder Cabinet: taking metal powder storage to the next level
The ADDvance™ Powder Cabinet is taking metal powder storage technology to the next level. It provides excellent environmental/atmospheric control by not only hermetically shielding the AM metal powder from environmental contamination hazards, but by constantly measuring and correcting the moisture level in the storage cabinet. Instead of diffusely flooding the storage atmosphere with clean gas like common metal powder containers do, only the exact amount of gas needed is used. This technical improvement provides our customers with the latest in analytical and controlling technology, saving precious resources and reducing costly post processes to a minimum.
Benefits at a glance:
- Above-standard powder storage system for high-value metal powders
- Consistent and specified powder quality thanks to sophisticated atmospheric analysing/controlling technology
- Extended storage time (floor life)
- Easy handling, most efficient and customised gas supply
- Providing proper safety for operators