Plasma Arc Additive Manufacturing
The best balance between efficiency, high performance and affordability.
Print for Space
Although it’s not rocket science it has the potential to make things easier in the thermosphere and above. The talk is about Plasma Metal Deposition (PMD) for space applications. With its near-net-shape manufacturing style, titanium parts can be made with much less material than traditional machining methods like milling or lathing, resulting in a more economic production process with more than 50% improvement in buy-to-fly ratio.
Photocredit ATHENA X-RAY Teleskop R. Syrovatka
- Deposition rate: 0.5–10 kg/h
- Processable materials: Titanium, Aluminum, Steel, Invar, Nickel-base alloys, Copper
- Build volume: up to 2000x600x600mm (X-Y-Z)
- Layer height: 0.7– 3 mm
- Min. layer width: 3mm
- Machine dimensions: 4500x2500x3500mm (X-Y-Z)