Powder screening station: for fine plastic powders
No precise additive manufacturing processes are possible without powder screening stations: When it comes to reliable 3D printing, the quality of the plastic powder is crucial. Above all, oversized particles or foreign matter have negative effects on the printing process. Differing particle sizes occur naturally, especially with reused powders. The screening station developed by IB Additive ensures that the plastic powder needed for a print job is harmonised in terms of particle size, both for new powders and for reused materials.
Facts that will convince you
- Designed for new and used powders
- Easy to clean, can be used autonomously and integrated
- Quiet and compact
- Achieves high throughput and long service life with its ultrasonic drive
The material for 3D printing is fed manually or by pump into the screening station, which separates the oversized from the correctly sized particles with a screen fabric that has been specially developed for plastic powders. Particles remaining on the fabric are collected in the oversized particle container for disposal. The screening station can be used independently and can be moved by means of locking rollers. The solutions from IB Additive are of compact design, have an interface to the conveyor line and can be easily integrated into the existing flow of materials. Alternatively, the correctly sized fraction can be collected in a correct-size container and fed manually into the printing process.
Components in contact with the product: in stainless steel 1.4301 (grade 304) and EPDM
Closed system (no leakage of powder)
Ultrasonic screen with quick release fasteners
Stainless steel mesh (mesh size 250 μm, wire thickness approx. 100 μm)
Ultrasonic generator and converter
Sound conductor for ultrasonic cleaning
Intermediate buffer vessel for connecting the powder pump
- Screen receiver tank (approx. 5 – 10 litres)
Filter separator for automatic filling
Suction application at the screen outlet for connection to the further process
Integration in process control technology
Our powder screening stations in your process
The screening stations from IB Additive offer maximum integration flexibility with a variety of 3D printers. By screening the new and used metal powder, you increase the probability of introducing qualified metal powder into the installation space.