Ramén Valves, Bromma, Sweden, is using Additive Manufacturing to build a range of industrial control valves from titanium Ti-6Al-4V (Grade 5). The components are produced at AIM Sweden AB, based in Frösön, utilising Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-EB) technology.
The use of AM has allowed Ramén Valves to deliver valves such as the Ramén Ball Sector (shown below) within four weeks from receiving the order, regardless of dimension, shortening the timeline of other traditional methods which can take up to a couple of months. The company also highlighted the sustainability and shortened design time as key benefits when adopting Additive Manufacturing.
Ramén Ball Sector Valves are used as isolating and control valves for fluids, gases, turbid media and sludge, especially in the mining industry, pulp and paper industry and chemical industry. Abrasive slurries of iron ore, coal, lime and fly ash are also controlled with this type of valve.
“We are proud to be at the forefront when it comes to the development and production of valves using Additive Manufacturing,” the company stated.