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7/30/2018

Metal Production Module Promotes Safety During AM Process

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IMTS 2018: AddUp’s pre-fabricated, turnkey FlexCare System is a containerized metal production room, built according to health, safety and environmental standards for working with metallic powders in the 3D printing process.

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AddUp’s pre-fabricated, turnkey FlexCare System is a containerized production system for metal additive manufacturing, built according to health, safety and environmental standards for working with metallic powders in the 3D printing process.

The system houses the FormUp350 industrial metal 3D printer, including all inert, ancillary powder charging, evacuation and recycling equipment required to safely operate the 3D printing process. An integrated washing machine cleans plates and parts as they exit the system. The system includes an integrated HVAC system with airlock technology to control the atmosphere and exchange of air, and is designed to protect operators and avoid the risks associated with metal additive manufacturing. 

The system’s modular units can be customized for space constraints and can be adapted to house several additive machines or other postprocessing equipment in a workshop. Module design, according to the company, offers a cost-effective alternative for housing, supporting and operating a metal printing process.

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