Founded in 2014, Aconity3D GmbH is one of the most innovative German companies in additive manufacturing with five different 3D printers. Aconity3D specializes in laser powder bed fusion (LPBF), in which metal particles are fused layer by layer by a laser. The manufacturer’s product portfolio therefore exclusively includes LPBF machines: the AconityMICRO, the AconityMINI, the AconityMIDI, the AconityMIDI+ and the AconityONE. The AconityONE, which has a large-format building platform of Ø 400 mm, is the largest model. Now the German manufacturer is expanding its range and announcing an upgrade to the existing AconityONE: the AconityTWO. A new product launch, which certainly raises the following questions, and not just for us: What makes the new machine stand out? What advantages can buyers expect? How does the AconityTWO differ from other 3D printing solutions? We will introduce you to the new machine along with its most important product features!
First of all, it is important to mention that all Aconity3D solutions have the AconitySTUDIO web-based control software. This software allows remote machine access, which brings flexibility and security. There is also the AconityPLATFORM, which allows machines to be configured for specific applications. This not only expands the range of applications, but also enables use on an industrial scale. Thanks to the simplicity of the modifications and the free design of the process parameters, users can benefit from customized additive manufacturing solutions and cover a wide range of possible applications. Thus, the AconityTWO with a large installation space is suitable for production with standard materials, such as aluminum, steel, nickel or titanium, as well as for the production of customized material compositions. The range of applications therefore extends from classic mechanical engineering to the automotive industry, aerospace and medical technology.
In addition to the advantages of having increased flexibility, the AconityTWO also scores with a drastically increased rigidity, which significantly increases the accuracy of the components and thus also the quality. The machine can be equipped with up to four lasers with variable focus sizes from 80 to 500 µm and on-axis process monitoring, satisfying industrial demands in terms of process speed but also quality assurance. The lasers can also be addressed by a master-slave configuration. This makes it possible to implement advanced scanning strategies for targeted thermal influence on the component, thus increasing flexibility and improving material properties. In concrete terms, a master-slave configuration means that different lasers “communicate” with each other and can be offset in terms of time and location.
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