Inert has developed a new line of Powder Filtration Systems designed for additive manufacturing and other industries that require collection and disposal of particles and particulate that may be reactive, corrosive, or otherwise require special handling considerations. Named PF-1, PF-2, and PF-3, Inert’s Powder Filtration Systems can be integrated into their PowderShield enclosures or sold separately for retrofitting into existing systems.
Safety features include a quad HEPA filter cluster to collect reactive powders, water passivation of particulate, isolation valves, and an electrically grounded design that prevents static electricity buildup or potential ignition of particles. Other features include an easily accessible lockable cabinet, stainless steel piping, 60 CFM blower, and magnehelic gauge to display pressure and indicate when filter needs replacement.
The Powder Filtration systems are compact, fit easily into facilities large and small, and come in a variety of models that are tailored to the different needs of users. PF-1 is excellent for removing soot created as a byproduct of laser welding or with 3D printers. PF-2 has a higher max flow rate for larger industrial additive manufacturing processes. PF-3 contains a ceramic filter that can be safely used with higher temperatures.
Inert’s PF Systems are the latest addition to the growing line of additive manufacturing solutions offered by the company, a manufacturer of hermetically sealed systems for air, moisture, and gas sensitive processes. Inert’s PowderShield is a customizable glovebox enclosure for post-processing additively manufactured prints safely, while collecting and reclaiming excess powders for reuse. Their Argon Management Systems create and maintain non-reactive <1ppm O2 and H2O inert atmospheres for integration with 3D printers, PowderShield enclosures, and other closed-loop systems for handing, using, and printing with reactive powders. The PF systems can be integrated with Inert’s other options for unique additive manufacturing solutions.