For optimal lifecycle performance, manage powders in a hermetic, inert, and moisture-free environment
As a consolidated mass of smaller particles, rather than a single homogeneous item, powder has no protection from contamination. The permeability of gas and vapors must be taken into consideration when using metal powders, as the powder mass is porous and requires particular handling equipment and atmospheric conditions.
Inert's metal powder handling and containment equipment is built for your safety and ease of use. It starts with our commitment to excellence in service and design and runs through our component selection decisions, assembly, and quality assurance measures, which makes your additive manufacturing process better than ever.
With an inert working environment, additive manufacturers can reclaim costly metal powders for reuse and rest assured that the process is safe.
Companies working with metal powders face real-world hurdles such as contamination in the working environments, as well as contamination by the actual process. This degrades the overall quality of the powder which leads to poor quality of the finished product.
Metal powder handling and containment using Inert solutions will eliminate these obstacles, for optimal results.
Powder Filtration Systems
Inert’s Powder Filtration Systems can be purchased as standalone tools for retrofitting to third party systems in the field, or integrated into Inert’s
PowderShield enclosures in a closed-loop inert gas system for safe powder and soot collection and disposal. The line of Powder Filtration
Systems can be used with many additive manufacturing applications that require particulate collection.
The PF Systems are electrically grounded to ensure that all reactive powders are contained without a spark or ignition. Disposal of spent
powders is made easy and safe through water passivation of the particulate, preventing accidental combustion.
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Powder Handling Options
Inert integrates curing ovens, powder traps, powder sieves, and powder storage into hermetic glove box enclosures to facilitate 3D printing with metal powders. We know that plastic containers for metal powders are not the best solution for storing corrosive and costly powders, which is why we offer stainless steel storage reservoirs to customers who need optimal powder storage options.
Reclaiming and recycling inert gases is our specialty, and powders are no different. Get the most out of your titanium with powder traps engineered to save your time and money.
We design custom antechambers for easy transfer of powders to and from your enclosure interiors, designed for smooth workflow and accessibility.