Solukon expands AM reach to UK and Ireland with Turbex distribution partnership

May 25, 2021

Turbex will distribute Solukon depowdering systems to help customers explore the Solukon Smart Powder Recuperation technology (Courtesy Solukon Maschinenbau GmbH)

Solukon Maschinenbau GmbH, Augsburg, Germany, has selected Turbex, Alton, UK, to be the company’s distributor in one of the key markets for Additive Manufacturing as it expands business activities in the UK and Ireland.

Turbex has delivered cleaning equipment for hundreds of UK businesses for nearly forty years. The company provides third-party products to meet the needs of its customers in a range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, and energy.

As the demand for automated and secure depowdering of metal Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) additively manufactured parts continues to grow, Turbex has been chosen to distribute Solukon depowdering systems in the UK and Ireland in order to help potential customers explore the Solukon Smart Powder Recuperation® technology.

Michael Sattler, Global Sales Director responsible for the distributor network at Solukon, commented, “Solukon is the pioneer of depowdering of metal laser Powder Bed Fusion parts – which means removal of trapped powder and reclaiming it without contamination in a repeatable, certifiable way. It, therefore, seems logical to cooperate with a cleaning expert for one of our key markets, who is perfectly familiar with the business landscape in the region.”

He added, “Together with Turbex, we will strengthen our market position as technical leader in automated industrial powder removal.”

John Huntingdon, Managing Director of Turbex, stated, “Solukon has undergone impressive development in recent years. Together we will raise postprocessing to a new level in our customer landscape.”

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