FORMNEXT 2019 Additive Technology Exhibition

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The Formnext 2019 exhibition, which was held at the Messe exhibition center in Frankfurt from 19th to 22nd of November, is the largest global project of 2019 in the field of additive and innovative technologies. The exhibition demonstrated the complex and multifaceted world of additive technologies using all kinds of materials - from polymers to metals, as well as composite materials. Both systems for the manufacture of modern high-tech parts and systems for the production of serial products were presented.

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The most widespread use of materials for the construction of finished parts on additive 3D systems was presented by Stratasys. For each type of material, Stratasys offers equipment that uses its own developments and technologies: FDM for thermoplastic materials; PolyJet for photopolymers; LPM for metals. Both power and non-power components of machines and mechanisms, exterior and interior details of vehicles, technological equipment, decor elements and much more can be made of these materials.

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On the photo 1. assembled ICE, parts of which are made of aluminum using Stratasys LPM technology.

On the photo 2. Parts of motor transport: air intake, filter housing, dashboard, bumper - made from industrial thermoplastics PC, Ultem, Pa12CF using the Stratasys FDM technology.

 

For the first time in Europe, the Australian company TITOMIC was represented at Formnext 2019, which was distinguished by innovative solutions for the manufacture of metal parts and the application of various protective metal coatings. Titomic additive systems utilize ColdSpray technology - cold gas-dynamic metal deposition.  

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This technology is currently widely used in the aerospace industry, where it is very important to obtain high characteristics of the finished product with minimizing weight. Given the cost of durable high-tech materials and the complexity of their processing by the traditional method, ColdSpray technology allows you to get a result with a high coefficient of material utilization of 80-95%. A very important factor is that during the production the part does not heat up (maximum temperature in the construction zone is 100-150 degrees), which allows using this technology for repairing metal parts and applying protective coatings.  

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 On the picture. Segment of the launch vehicle. The understatement stiffeners are grown using ColdSpray technology, the material is aluminum alloy. To obtain the final size machining of the part was performed.

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