Prima Additive to debut robotic DED cell at Formnext 2022

September 29, 2022

Ianus, the new laser processing robotic cell by Prima Additive making its world premiere at Formnext 2022 (Courtesy Prima Additive)
Ianus, the new laser processing robotic cell by Prima Additive making its world premiere at Formnext 2022 (Courtesy Prima Additive)

Prima Additive, the Additive Manufacturing division of Prima Industrie Group, headquartered in Turin, Italy, will debut its new Ianus laser processing robotic cell for Direct Energy Deposition (DED) Additive Manufacturing at this years Formnext 2022, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, November 11- 15. The company will also showcase its range of Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) technologies at the event.

The new Ianus robotic cell is equipped with a working area of 1600 x 1200 x 700 mm and can be configured for both powder and wire-fed DED processes. It is also possible to configure the machine for other laser processes, such as remote welding or laser hardening, and can be set up for multiple configurations with more than one laser process, thanks to a quickly changeable head system.

Within the scope of PBF-LB, Prima will be showcasing its Print Green 150, a solution based on the company’s 150 platform, with a cylindrical working area of 150 x 160 mm. This machine is equipped with a 200 W green laser, intended to enable increased levels of quality and repeatability in the processing of highly reflective materials such as copper.

Green lasers can solve the main problems of absorption, process stability and poor efficiency that can arise when reflective alloys are processed with infrared lasers, explains Prima Additive. The company’s developments on the use of green lasers are said to have produced excellent results on pure copper, reputedly achieving densities above 99.9%.

Prima Additive will be at Formnext in Hall 12.0, Stand E81.

Ianus, the new laser processing robotic cell by Prima Additive making its world premiere at Formnext 2022 (Courtesy Prima Additive)

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