Inert showcases new de-powdering enclosure with argon gas management system

May 19, 2017

Inert showcases new de-powdering enclosure with argon gas management system

Inert’s latest de-powdering enclosure with argon gas management (Courtesy Inert)


Inert, Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA, exhibited its latest de-powdering enclosure at Rapid+TCT, May 8-11, 2017, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The company’s latest enclosure features an argon gas management system, designed to protect operators from unhealthy exposure and metal powders from atmospheric contamination.

Inert’s de-powdering enclosure is designed to benefit the post-build Additive Manufacturing process by safely collecting excess metal powders from printed parts for reuse, thereby reducing both cost and waste. This de-powdering procedure is conducted within an argon atmosphere controlled by Inert’s Argon-2 Gas Management System to avoid contamination from oxygen, moisture, dust, organic matter or plastic— any of which could render metal powders useless or require costly tracing and removal. Keeping airborne powder particulate within Inert’s controlled atmosphere also eliminates user health risks, damage to area electronics, and fire hazards related to the combustibility of titanium powders.

Following news of Inert’s recent partnering with Sievgen, the company also displayed a Sievgen 04 automated sieving station during the exhibition. According to Inert, the station allows users to work safely with, weigh and measure, reclaim, and transfer metal and other powders.

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