Metal powders are both expensive and hazardous so proper reclaim from the printer is crucial.
Piab vacuum conveyors can transport metal powders from the printer to the sieve or a barrel via an enclosed system and not only increase productivity and eliminate waste but also ensure employee safety. Piab’s vacuum conveying technology can be used very effectively for powder handling within the Additive Manufacturing industry. Our conveyors address main challenges in the industry such as employee safety and exposure to metal powder and dust, cross contamination and meet CE and ATEX gas and dust requirements. Moreover, our conveyors have a small footprint ensuring the flexibility of placement, not to mention low noise level and easy cleaning.
Conveyors can also be integrated in portable sieving solutions because of their easy assembly and light weight which allows the use of the same conveyor and sieve solution for multiple printers.