Inert’s PowderShield is designed to benefit the post-build additive manufacturing process by safely collecting excess metal powders from printed parts for reuse, in effect saving money and waste.
This depowdering procedure is conducted within an argon atmosphere controlled by Inert’s Argon-2 Gas Management System to avoid contamination from oxygen, moisture, dust, or organic matter - any of which could render metal powders useless, or require costly tracing and removal. Features include rotating tilt table, argon blow off gun, ultrasonic vibration, unidirectional flow, perforated floor for powder collection, and other customizations. PowderShield is easily integrated with automated sieves, powder hoppers, and other third part equipment to create unique, closed loop post processing systems.
Keeping airborne powder particulate within Inert’s controlled atmosphere also eliminates user health risks, damage to area electronics, and fire hazards related to the combustibility of titanium powders.