In the 3D printing industry, vacuum pumps and blower systems are utilized for a wide range of applications. At Airtech Vacuum, we carry blower systems and vacuum pumps specifically tailored for the demands of the 3D printing industry. Our engineers also develop highly-customized solutions for specific 3D printing needs.
About the 3D Printing Industry
Additive manufacturing is the process that 3D printers use to build objects. A certain material is put down in multiple layers; each layer adds to the previous layer and will become the base for the next layer.
3D printers were invented in the 1980s and initially focused on creating scale models via computer-aided design (CAD) technologies. Charles Hull received the first patent for a 3D printer in 1986 and proceeded to start 3D Systems Corporation, which was on of the first 3D printing companies.
Today, industries that utilize 3D printing technologies have gotten significantly better at capturing 3D data and controlling the accuracy of such equipment. 3D printing is currently an important aspect of many industries, including jewelry, education, dental, oil and gas, medical, aerospace, automotive, bioprinting, and more.
Metal additive manufacturing processes require ultra-fine particles (UFP’s) and nanoparticles that are combustible and toxic. A worker can experience asthma symptoms, strokes, cardio-respiratory issues if he or she is exposed to these particles. In addition to causing health hazards, highly combustible and reactive powder metals can also cause safety hazards when it comes to fabricating 3D printed metal alloy tools and parts. Explosions and fires can occur if one is not careful.
With that in mind, 3D printing companies are strongly encouraged to consider investing in advanced industrial vacuum and compressed air systems to safely and efficiently collect hazardous dusts.
Common Applications in the 3D Printing Industry
At Airtech Vacuum Incorporated, our compressed air systems and vacuums can be used for the following applications:
- Getting rid of leftover dust from 3D printing machines
- Cleaning production cells to prevent powder and sand contamination
- Reducing operational costs by recovering unused clean powder
- Preventing product cross-contamination between batches of production
- Maintaining product cleanliness
- Enhancing safety for operators
- Cleaning powder supply bin to maintain machine functionality
- Removing dust residuals to improve quality of product
- … and more!
Why Choose Airtech Vacuum Incorporated for 3D Printing Applications?
Founded in 1982, Airtech Vacuum Incorporated is renowned for manufacturing top-notch vacuum and blower technologies, such as oil-free vacuum pumps, rotary vane pumps, rotary claw pumps, among others. In addition to stellar product features, you can enjoy complete peace of mind that our products have been certified by the ISO, CSA and CE as well.
Our highly trained engineers can customize vacuum technologies according to your specific 3D printing requirements. Best of all, our compressed air and vacuum solutions are available at the most competitive rates.
Start browsing through our inventory today and source for top-notch 3D printing vacuum and pressure products with exceptional ease!