Volkmann, Inc. will showcase its Additive Manufacturing Material Handling System (AMMHAS) at Rapid + TCT Exhibition at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA from May 9-11, 2017. The Volkmann AMMHAS is designed specifically to enhance additive manufacturing technology when handling metal powders or toxic materials.
The AMMHAS system consists of three elements to recover any unused material, screen it, and finally return the material to the machine or a container for future use. It is available as a mobile unit or a fixed floor-mounted assembly. Developed with Volkmann’s pneumatic vacuum technology, it offers contained transfer of material from pick-up locations to the manufacturing unit, and then through the capture, integrated screening and return-to-use stations. This high level of containment meets potential environmental issues, and addresses operator safety in all applications.
It has successfully been used in operations using metals and materials such as tungsten, cobalt, silver powder, iron, stainless steel, alumina, nickel chrome, copper, chrono K20, carbide dust, corundum and G.62 with bulk densities to 451 lbs/ft3.