BOFA unveils filtration technology for polymer 3d Printing
With growing climate concerns,
there are more stringent regulations for water and clean air.
In the production process, there are higher stakes in keeping
gas and air free from contaminations during the production process
and operations to ensure the purity of the process outputs.
There is a silver lining to all this as environmental,
safety and production concerns are opening up market opportunities for filtration technologies.
The latest company taking advantage of this in the 3D printing industry is BOFA international.
The international firm specialising in filtration and fume extraction is launching 3D PrintPro HT,
a unique system designed to filter high thermal particulate and gases emitted
by advanced additive manufactured units that process polymers at up to 500 degrees Celcius.
The newly designed 3D PrintPRO HT utilises advanced electronics parts
and thermal Insulation to provide high levels of filtration performance in chamber environments up to 100 degrees Celcius
– a fifty per cent increase over previous models in BOFA’s 3D ProntPRO portfolio.
This ensures the safe removal of particulates and potentially harmful airborne contaminants that could cause extensive damage to pieces of equipment,
using an anticipated maximum airflow rate of 75 cu ft/min.
Hayden Knight, Sales and Marketing Director at BOFA says
” This is another market development that is keeping up with the progress in additive manufacturing, it allows operators to benefit from high-performance polymers,
there is a security in the act that they are helping secure the work environment and their investment in equipment.
With an increase in demand for high thermal 3D printers and the diverse range of products they produce
– From aeronautical parts and medical devices to sports equipment and bicycles
– the 3D PrintPRO will facilitate the wider adoption of this technology.”