Wematter, one of Sweden’s top 3D Printing company, announced the launch of its Atmosphere system that provides improved control of build chamber conditions in its SLS 3D printer Wematter Gravity for increased part density, surface finish, and mechanical performance.
The Wematter Atmosphere system communicates with its SLS 3D printer Wematter Gravity‘s software and creates a more stable thermal environment during the printing process. This results in more durable printed components and at the same time reduces the wear of the material that is not fused in the powder bed inside the build chamber.
Another advantage of the balanced process is a higher number of possible components per print job that is an increased part density, without the risk of parts fusing together. White prints also become whiter as no discoloration of the material can occur.
According to founder and CEO Robert Kniola, “It is very fun to see, after several years of development, the results of our hard work and that the response from the market is so positive. The Wematter Atmosphere system will be another part of making our ecosystem scalable. Our customers will be able to modularly upgrade their equipment with the features that suit the company’s operations.”
Wematter Atmosphere System
According to Wematter’s vision to make their products as user-friendly as possible, Atmosphere does not require any additional equipment such as ventilation or compressed air. Just plug the device into a standard wall outlet and connect it to Gravity.
Thanks to the connection to Gravity’s Deep Space software, Atmosphere starts automatically at each print job for increased reliability. The unit only works by regulating the air that is already in the room and does not add any additional substances to the machine.
“Some manufacturers solve the climate aspect with complicated infrastructure, others solve it with a gas tube, which entails a great safety risk. We have a stand-alone system that is safe for the user from a work environment point of view. It will be a safer alternative than, for example, just connecting a nitrogen generator”, explains founder and CEO Robert Kniola.
Main benefits with Wematter Atmosphere System 2021
- Increased mechanical properties of components for large print jobs
- Increased powder recyclability rate of unsintered material
- 70 % improved strain at break of printed parts when using Atmosphere with recycled powder compared to printing without Atmosphere
- Increased aesthetic characteristics for white printing material
- Enables increased efficiency of powder when printing components
Wematter Atmosphere system will be available from spring 2021 as an option in the Gravity ecosystem for new and existing customers.
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