ARE THERE PLANS TO MAKE A BIGGER PRINTER?

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.

CAN I USE 3RD PARTY POWDERS?

Yes, however there are specific size and purity necessities for the metals.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE RESOLUTION METRICS?

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.

DO YOU SUPPLY POWDERS?

Yes, we can supply most metals, alloys or cermets.

HOW DOES THE POWDER FEEDING SYSTEM WORK?

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.

HOW LARGE IS THE S-TITANIUM?

Its 300cm high and 200cm deep and wide.

HOW MANY PARTS CAN BE PRINTED WITH 1KG OF POWDER?

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.

HOW MUCH DOES INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COST?

We are still working out details but we expect it to be around 10% of the price of the printer.

HOW MUCH WILL PRINT MATERIAL COST?

The metal power price depends on the types of metals purchased. For example, Stainless Steel (316) is around US $45/kg

WHAT IS THE BUILD SPEED?

The build speed will depend on the size of the part, resolution, and density desired.

WHAT MATERIALS ARE QUALIFIED FOR THE PRINTER?

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.

WILL AURORA LABS OFFER A WARRANTY OR SUPPORT?

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.