Yes! At the moment, our focus is on the S-Titanium range, however, we are concurrently developing a larger format printer for more commercial operations. We are at the proof of concept stage and will give updates at appropriate intervals.
Yes, however there are specific size and purity necessities for the metals.
Our typical layer thickness is about 100 microns with a feature size or around 100 microns. This is defined by the thinned weld bead we can generate.
Yes, we can supply most metals, alloys or cermets.
The control system for the printer feeds power to a motor at a controlled speed, and powder is propelled into the high energy beam. Once fed, it is then melted and fused with the substrate – the base material or the preceding layer.
Its 300cm high and 200cm deep and wide.
With 1kg of powder you can print around 0.9kg – 1.0kg worth of parts but you need a full bed of powder to support the build. This means you will need to recycle, via sieving with the appropriate sieve sizing, all powder not actually fused in the component being printed.
We are still working out details but we expect it to be around 10% of the price of the printer.
The metal power price depends on the types of metals purchased. For example, Stainless Steel (316) is around US $45/kg
The build speed will depend on the size of the part, resolution, and density desired.
We have done most of our work with 316L Stainless Steel, Ti6Al4V Titanium and nickel based alloys. However, due to our technical experience in welding and cladding processes, we are comfortable that the printer will be able to print with all materials listed in the product specifications.
Yes! We offer a 1 year, parts and labour warranty on all faults due to materials or workmanship (excluding consumable items) on a return to base basis. However, we plan on giving as much support as possible, and we are always open to emails and phone calls. Most faults should be able to be sorted via our service manual or phone support.