After an exhibition season that has seen Cooksongold enhance its presence within the 3D printing business, the UK’s largest jewellery maker and treasured metals processor has introduced a brand new collaboration.
Headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, 3D LAB is an official 3D Techniques reseller, service bureau and producer of atomization know-how. Cooksongold is partnering with 3D LAB to convey a compact powder atomization machine to the market.
The primary of its sort for 3D printing, the ATO Noble makes use of a patented ultrasonic plasma atomization course of tuned for the processing of treasured metals like silver, platinum and gold. Comparatively small in dimension, the machine is designed for use in analysis laboratories for cost-effective manufacturing of small portions of 3D printing powder.
“We’re happy to start out our collaboration with Cooksongold within the manufacturing of treasured metallic powders,” feedback Jakub Rozpendowski, Enterprise Govt of 3D LAB.
“Their knowledgeable information mixed with our novel ultrasonic atomisation know-how has an ideal potential to make ATO Noble an necessary resolution for brand new metallic materials improvement by lowering the time to marketplace for new, modern merchandise.”
Cooksongold treasured metallic additive manufacturing
By means of a partnership with main 3D printer OEM EOS, Cooksongold has been working with treasured metals on this area for a number of years. Collectively, the companions market the Valuable M080 DMLS 3D printer to jewellery, dental and medical sectors. Extra lately, nevertheless, Cooksongold has discovered different areas of curiosity for this machine. 3D printed treasured metallic initiatives the corporate is engaged on now embrace element manufacture for firms within the aerospace sector.
With the launch of the ATO Noble, Cooksongold and 3D LAB are offering a instrument to assist researchers of their exploration of what 3D printed treasured metals can do.
The Valuable M080 3D printer. Picture by way of EOS and Cooksongold
ATO Noble ultrasonic atomization
The ATO Noble takes metallic rods or wire as uncooked materials. For ease-of-installation, the machine additionally measures 1995 x 813 x 1138 mm (L x W x H) compact compared to different powder atomizers.
The ultrasonic plasma atomization methodology employed by the system is cheaper than different strategies because it doens’t need to issue within the excessive value of gasoline used within the course of. It’s also a ‘Zero Losses Expertise,” reportedly guaranteeing that 100% of treasured uncooked materials is become useable feedstock.
“We’re assured that this revolutionary know-how could have a significant influence inside the entire treasured metallic additive manufacturing market,” feedback Martin Bach, Managing Director of Cooksongold. “Powder high quality and prices are key drivers on this area this know-how will provide appreciable benefits.”
The ATO Noble ultrasonic plasma atomizer from Cooksongold and 3D LAB. Picture by way of 3D LAB
One other type of ultrasonic atomization, developed in 2016 at Warsaw College of Expertise (WUT), lately made its public debut via spinout firm Amazemet and a prototype machine. Elsewhere in powder manufacturing 6K, the rebranding of Massachusetts materials producer Amastan Applied sciences, is pursuing a extra sustainable, microwave plasma methodology of feedstock manufacturing that may use a variety of various waste supplies.
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Featured picture exhibits 3D printed gold. Picture by way of EOS and Cooksongold
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