Prima Additive: “Add Something New”
by Hans Diederichs
Prima Additive will be participating in the 14th edition of A&T Automation and Testing, the trade fair dedicated to innovation, technologies, and 4.0 skills that will take place in Torino from 12 to 14 February 2020. The slogan “Add Something New” will characterize the Prima Additive stand for this exhibition and is an invitation to customers to unleash the potential of Additive Manufacturing solutions for their business.
At the exhibition the Print Sharp 250 will be showcased, a medium-volume machine for Powder Bed Fusion applications. Designed to facilitate an efficient operation, Print Sharp 250 includes an intelligent control software and a user-friendly interface for an easy and efficient machine setup and operation. The simple operating and maintenance procedures increase the machines utilization rate and performance. Furthermore, the machine is equipped with an integrated glovebox and a plug-in for the vacuum cleaner, to allow the user to operate on the machine without being in contact with metal powder. With a building volume of 250x250x300mm, Print Sharp 250 assures high-quality components in terms of surface and mechanical characteristics while it can offer post-processing solutions able to meet the most demanding targets.
At the booth will also be showcased the Advanced Head, an innovative multi-purpose DED laser head with a modular design that can be mounted in different configurations to easily adapt to multiple laser processes. Some of the strengths of the new head are fusion metal pool monitoring, pressurized optical path that avoids dust infiltration and a water-cooled nozzle for continuous deposition, which reduces the risk of powder adhesion during the process. The additive nozzle itself is manufactured using additive manufacturing processes. The head also offers easy maintenance and fast alignment of the powder to the laser spot. The kit can be integrated into nearly any laser machinery and robotic system.
The new Convergent CS450 laser source, developed by Prima Electro, will also be exhibited on the Prima Additive stand. This is a highly efficient and compact fiber laser for Additive Manufacturing, developed with the laser technologies expertise of the Prima Industrie Group.
Source and photo: Prima Power