A sneak-peek at Solukon soon-to-be released polymer system for automated unpacking and cleaning

As Formnext Connect is around the corner, we have started receiving previews of what companies will be showcased during the online show. And German company Solukon kicks off this series of “Formnext Preview” with the addition of a new automated unpacking and cleaning system to its portfolio.

The new family member in Solukon’s portfolio will be the SFP 770, a polymer system for automated unpacking and cleaning. The new machine would integrate two fully automated functions: the removal of excess powder while unpacking a large build box on the one hand, and a cleaning cycle in which remaining powder is rapidly cleaned off each printed part.

Furthermore, the large build box of approx. 150l of polymer parts can be unpacked and finished residue-free in a few minutes.

 “We look forward to showing the additive manufacturing community our latest innovation in AM powder removal technology, this time for the removal of polymer powders” said Andreas Hartmann, CTO and co-founder of Solukon. “We have applied the same rigorous attention to detail, and dedication to the needs of customers, that we have shown in metal powder. But now for polymer AM applications.”

Solukon has built up extensive expertise in powder removal of metal 3D printed parts produced on powder-bed fusion technology. Their Smart Powder Recuperation SPR® technology has been endorsed by companies across various industries adopting AM from Space to Medical. It’s quite intriguing to see how they are diversifying their offering with polymer 3D printing but it was time to push the capabilities of their technology even further.

The Solukon Team will be available online every day of Formnext Connect and will livestream visits to the Solukon facility to display its systems. The team will also be available for one-on-one meetings by arrangement.

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