Inert to debut new powder handling glove box

February 6, 2017

Inert, a leading manufacturer of hermetic enclosures and related systems based in Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA, has announced it will debut its new standard glove box enclosure for powder handling from its booth at this year’s Rapid + TCT. Designed for the unique requirements of Additive Manufacturing materials, Inert’s new powder handling system offers a safe and efficient way to work with, package and store metal powders.

The company stated that it collaborated with several key AM/3D printing companies in 2015 and 2016. “We’ve taken the solutions Inert engineered for our customers in Additive Manufacturing and combined them into a new, standard glove box model,” stated Inert President, Daniel Clay.

“Companies working with metal powders like titanium understand that an inert environment is essential for structurally solid printed results. Our new glove box system has several additional features that make it the ideal solution to the problems these companies face with powder handling and storage,” added Clay.

The new powder handling glove box is equipped with a rotating tilt table, ultrasonic vibration, argon gun for de-powdering, unidirectional flow to funnel powders to a collection well and powder storage kegs.

The debut of this new system will be coupled with Inert’s Argon-2, a closed loop gas management system that provides a continuous recirculation, purification and analysis of the argon environment inside the hermetically sealed glove box. The Argon-2 is one model in a suite of gas management systems offered by Inert to provide safe working conditions for oxygen and water sensitive applications.

Rapid + TCT takes place May 9-11 at The David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Inert can be found on booth 1147.

www.rapid3devent.com

www.inerttechnology.com

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