MX3D and SENAI to bring robotic Directed Energy Deposition to Brazil

EquipmentNews
January 15, 2024

January 15, 2024

MX3D’s M1 metal AM machine will be sold and installed at the SENAI Institute in the second quarter of 2024 (Courtesy MX3D)
MX3D’s M1 metal AM machine will be sold and installed at the SENAI Institute in the second quarter of 2024 (Courtesy MX3D)

MX3D, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has partnered with the non-profit private research and technology organisation SENAI, located in Bello Horizonte, Brazil. This collaboration aims to introduce Brazilian industrial companies to the potential of robotic Directed Energy Deposition (DED) Additive Manufacturing.

As part of the agreement, MX3D’s M1 Metal AM System will be sold and installed at SENAI Institute in the second quarter of 2024. Both parties will collaborate on applying Directed Energy Deposition in the oil and gas, mining, and nuclear industries in Brazil.

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DED is used to build large metal parts in various alloys, such as stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminium, nautical bronze, duplex, Inconel and more. Thanks to its high turnaround time and quality, it is well suited to replacing cast or forged parts.

MX3D M1 machines are available as a standard turnkey option and a customisable, larger-scale machine capable of manufacturing parts up to 5 tons, using eight-axis robotics. These machines are powered by MetalXL 4.0, which includes MX3D’s latest advancement in metal DED. The machines are reputed for data-centric control, DED-dedicated workflow, and high productivity, meeting the industry’s stringent demands in terms of productivity, certified quality, and process control.

Gijs van der Velden, CEO of MX3D, commented, “Working with SENAI promises to become a mutually beneficial cooperation. It reflects our dedication to advance the knowledge base on large-scale industrial WAAM applications. This M1 sale means that MX3D will have systems deployed on every continent except Antarctica.”

Julio Cezar de Alvarenga Pires, Manager at SENAI, shared, “WAAM technology can be cost-effective for the production of large and complex metal parts compared to traditional manufacturing methods. It enables faster deliveries, material efficiency and waste reduction. The partnership with SENAI and MX3D will allow CIT SENAI to accelerate the results of the Additive Manufacturing development centre, CDT MADA, by exchanging technologies and experiences with MX3D. MX3D’s M1 metal AM printing system is ideal for SENAI due to its advanced control system and integrated tool path planning, which allows rapid development of the technology with great advantages for industries such as mining, steel, oil and gas and others to produce qualified parts using WAAM.”

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