Post-Processing

DMG MORI Academy relies on Solukon depowdering systems

The SFM-AT800-S and SFM-AT350 are in use for the safe removal of powder from laser-melted metal parts

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The DMG MORI Academy is increasing efficiency in the postprocessing of additively manufactured parts thanks to an SFM-AT800-S and SFM-AT350 from Solukon. In Bielefeld, the two market-leading automated systems are already in use for the safe removal of powder from laser-melted metal parts.

Both systems are based on Solukon’s unique Smart Powder Recuperation (SPR) technology. It safely and reliably removes residual powder from complex cavities and channels through programmable 2-axis rotation and targeted vibration within a protected atmosphere, and collects the powder for reuse. Perfected in size and function, the SFM-AT350 is an ideal depowdering system for medium-sized parts up to 60 kg and 420mm tall, while the proven and established SFM-AT800-Scan cleans larger, 600mm tall components up to 300kg.

DMG MORI Academy relies on Solukon depowdering systems. The SFM-AT800-S and SFM-AT350 are in use for the safe removal of powder.

Digital features

The digital features make depowdering even easier and the process even more transparent. With the SPR-Pathfinder software, the motion sequences in the Solukon system can be conveniently calculated in advance, based on the CAD file of the part. The second feature, the Digital Factory Tool, a sensor and interface kit, enables real-time monitoring and quality assurance of the depowdering process.

“Solukon systems are rightly the market-leading depowdering systems. We achieve reliable cleaning results and have full transparency and control over the depowdering process. We are pleased to have increased the efficiency of our additive manufacturing line with Solukon even further and look forward to further joint projects,” said Dr.-Ing. Rinje Brandis, General Manager of Additive Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 at DMG MORI Academy.

Series production with the SFM-AT350

The systems are integrated into the production control system via OPC UA and can thus be controlled centrally. DMG MORI will be demonstrating how a Solukon system can be part of a series production at EMO 2023 (September 18-23), in Hanover. At the event, the SFM-AT350 is part of an automated series production. DMG MORI prints robot heads for Robo2Go Turning live on site, which are then depowdered in the SFM-AT350 and transferred to further postprocessing and finishing systems.

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