Using our spraying technology for 3D printing
Like all other industrial 3D printing processes, metal 3D printers build parts by adding one layer of material at a time based on a digital 3D design. In this way, parts can be built with geometries that are virtually impossible to manufacture with traditional subtractive or formative technologies, and without the need for specialized tooling (e.g., a mold).
Depending on the additive metal 3D printing technology, parts are manufactured with metal materials melted by a magnetic field, laser or bonded by adding a binder (binder jetting). Additive manufacturing of metal parts is one of the most economical solutions for manufacturing small objects, as it avoids material loss and complex subtractive processes.
Industrial 3D printing is an area where our nebulizers play a critical role in the liquid binder jetting process for metal 3D printing. Our technology can be used at different stages of the process: humidification of surfaces or very precise liquid deposition. Our products have the advantage of being precise, easy to set up, using 100% of the consumable and not depositing residues, which facilitates the drying process.
Advantages of our technology concerning the Binder Jetting method
The greatest advantage of industrial metal 3D printing over “traditional” manufacturing is its exceptional design flexibility. Since no specific tooling is required (e.g., a mold or cutting tool), geometries that cannot be manufactured by other processes are easily 3D printed. In this context, our technology has the following advantages
- Very precise control of the flow (in the microliter range)
- Control of the granulometry to the nearest micron
- Entirely parameterizable by computer
- No dead volume (100% spraying of the consumable)