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Aurora Labs, an Australian metal 3D printer manufacturer, has announced that tests of its metal additive manufacturing process Rapid Manufacturing Technology (RMT) have achieved print speeds of 113 kg per day.
RMT is integrated into the company’s large-format Alpha 3D printer (also known as the RMP), and with this speed is said to deliver parts at 55 times the market speed, which has been identified as 1.96 kg of Titanium per day. David Budge, Managing Director of Aurora Labs explained:
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“This step in the development of the technology is the latest in a long line of impressive developments since the company’s inception in 2014. Printing on multiple levels simultaneously at high speeds is what we believe will ultimately allow us to print up to 1000 kg in one day.”
Stainless steel rhombus ball created using Rapid Manufacturing Technology. Photo via Aurora Labs.
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Similar to Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Aurora Labs’ Multi Concurrent Printing (MCP) within RMT melts and fuses layers of powder to form 3D models. Nevertheless, MCP lays down multiple layers of powder at the same time; during this process, an area behind each powder gate allows for multiple spaces for 3D printing.
This is designed to significantly accelerate conventional metal additive manufacturing. Budge added, “The primary factory delivering an end product cost competitive with traditional is the speed of the machine. This is why Aurora is looking outside traditional 3D printing markets to sectors like mining, oil & gas, marine and automotive.”
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