Recovering titanium AM powder

Chinese additive manufacturing plant halves its additive manufacturing (AM) powder processing time

As additive manufacturing continues to grow in China, the Chengdu Tianqi Industry Group is focused on building reputable 3D printing centers to meet demand. Established in 2018, the group strived to improve its screening efficiency and operator safety, while minimizing product waste. Having  previously screened their titanium AM powder using a manual sieve,  Tianqi Additive turned to Russell Finex for an automated alternative.

Recommended by an experienced sales engineer, the Russell AMPro® Lite proved to be an ideal solution for the company’s powder handling requirements. The machine was used to reclaim powder from the printing machine alongside two other AM processing machines. By further automating their powder processing, operator involvement was minimized allowing the group to focus on other tasks. This was achieved by the reclaim powder being automatically loaded into the sieve from the printer via a convey module. At the same time, the Russell AMPro® Lite screened AM powder at a significantly faster rate so it could be moved on to the next stage of processing more quickly.

The quality of the processed powder was also improved by ensuring more consistent  particle sizing. This design also improved hygiene by allowing easy disassembly and cleaning of the unit thanks to the sieve’s minimal contact parts.

Suitable for automating and streamlining AM powder handling, the Russell AMPro® Lite is ideal for boosting your additive manufacturing production. The Russell AMPro® Lite is a lightweight, portable powder recovery station designed for entry-level users looking to speed up the powder recovery process without compromising safety.

About Russell Finex

Russell Finex has more than 85 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, and has used that knowledge and expertise to develop the Russell AMPro® Lite, along with a wide range of additive manufacturing equipment.

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What our clients say

“The sieve capacity on the AMPro Lite was far higher than our manual sieve, which was very important for our powder recovery operation. It was incredibly easy to communicate with Russell Finex’s China team for technical support and after sales help.”
ShanFang Zou, Technology Manager at Tianqi Additive

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