Toronto-based additive manufacturing (AM) solutions distributor Machine Tool Systems Inc. has added German powder removal machine maker Solukon Maschinenbau to its roster of machines available to the Canadian market.
Machine Tool Systems Inc. specializes in the turnkey development of complex, precise and productivity enhancing AM technology, which Solukon says was the reason it inked the deal.
Solukon’s Smart Powder Recuperation (SPR®) technology removes loose powder from metal-laser-melted parts within a sealed process chamber, using adjustable vibration and automated two-axis part rotation. Through programmable rotation of the build-plate in two axes, unfused metal build material is completely removed from complex channels and geometries.
“All Solukon systems are compatible with the systems of German OEM EOS. Canadian prospects of Machine Tool Systems Inc. therefore rely on a qualified partner who is both perfectly familiar with the top-of-the-line systems for 3D printing and for depowdering” says Michael Sattler, global sales director of Solukon.
“We are pleased to represent Solukon on the growing Canadian AM market. Powder removal often is one of the pain points in industrial Additive Manufacturing. By partnering with Solukon we are closing the gap between manufacturing and post processing for our customers,” says John Manley, president of Machine Tool Systems Inc.