Fume extraction and particulate filtration technology firm BOFA International has introduced new technology designed specifically for high temperature 3D printing processes. The company’s 3D PrintPRO HT will be on display at the Formnext 21 exhibition taking place in Frankfurt between 16th & 19th November, where representatives from BOFA will be available on stand 12.0-E22.
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The new BOFA system has been designed to filter the high temperature particulate and gases emitted by advanced 3D print units that process polymers at up to 932oF. This 3D method is used to create high quality finished products and components for a range of industries. Until now the high temperatures have created challenges for filtration systems that remove the extremely hot airborne fume, gases and nanoparticles emitted by the process.
The newly developed 3D PrintPRO HT uses advanced electronics components and thermal insulation to deliver high levels of filtration performance in chamber environments up to 212oF– a 50% increase over other models in BOFA’s 3D PrintPRO range.
This enables the safe removal of both potentially harmful airborne contaminants and particulate that could damage expensive equipment, using an anticipated maximum air flow rate of 75 cu ft/min.
Haydn Knight, Sales & Marketing Director at BOFA, commented: “This is another market innovation that is keeping pace with advances in 3D print technology. It enables operators to benefit from high performance polymers, safe in the knowledge that they are helping protect the work environment and their investment in equipment.
“We know that high temperature 3D printers are increasingly in demand for the quality and diverse range of products they create – everything from medical devices and aeronautical components to bicycles and sports equipment – and the 3D PrintPRO HT will facilitate the wider adoption of this technology.”
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