BOFA Americas, Inc.  

303 S Madison St
Staunton,  IL  62088-1929

United States
618-205-5007
  • Booth: E7841

BOFA International - a world leader in portable fume extraction technology.

3D PrintPRO and AM ranges for 3D printing and additive manufacturing fume extraction and filtration.

BOFA’s 3D PrintPRO and AM ranges are designed for the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industries, including stereolithography, selective laser sintering (SLS), fused filament fabrication (FFF), polyjet technology, wax deposition modelling (WDM), fused deposition modelling (FDM), powder bed fusion, binder jetting, metal jetting, and VAT polymerisation.

The 3D PrintPRO and AM ranges of extraction systems combine high capture performance with proven filter technology, ensuring the effective removal of hazardous particulate, gases/vapours and odours associated with 3D printing and additive manufacturing methods.

For more informaton please contact BOFA Americas at (618) 205-5007.


 Press Releases

  • BOFA International is reinforcing its position as a market leader in portable fume and particulate extraction technology for 3D printing with their new technology designed specifically for high temperature processes.

    The company’s 3D PrintPRO HT marks a true innovation in 3D print fume and particulate extraction and will be launched in the BOFA booth - E7841 - at the RAPID + TCT show being held in Chicago, September 13th – 15th.

    The new BOFA system has been designed to filter the high temperature particulate and gases emitted by advanced 3D print units that process polymers at up to 932oF. This 3D method is used to create high quality finished products and components for a range of industries. Until now the high temperatures have created challenges for extraction systems that remove the extremely hot airborne fume, gases and nanoparticles emitted by the process.

    The newly developed 3D PrintPRO HT uses advanced electronics components and thermal insulation to deliver high levels of extraction performance in chamber environments up to 212oF– a 50% increase over other models in BOFA’s 3D PrintPRO range. This enables the safe removal of both potentially harmful airborne contaminants and particulate that could damage expensive equipment, using an anticipated maximum air flow rate of 75 cu ft/min.

    Haydn Knight, Sales & Marketing Director at BOFA, commented: “This is another market innovation that is keeping pace with advances in 3D print technology. It enables operators to benefit from high performance polymers, safe in the knowledge that they are helping protect the work environment and their investment in equipment.

    “We know that high temperature 3D printers are increasingly in demand for the quality and diverse range of products they create – everything from medical devices and aeronautical components to bicycles and sports equipment – and the 3D PrintPRO HT will facilitate the wider adoption of this technology.”

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    Media enquiries to:

    Philip Colley or Colin Bridgman, Harvest PR

    Tel: +44 (0) 23 9244 9655 | +44 (0) 7798 735648 | @harvestprman

    philip.colley@harvestpr.co.uk ; colin.bridgman@harvestpr.co.uk

    Notes to editors

    BOFA International

    BOFA International launched in 1987 as a small family business and has developed into a multi-award-winning global leader in fume extraction and filtration, acknowledged as number one in the industry.

    It now employs over 260 people at its headquarters in Poole, Dorset, and in offices in Germany and the USA and exports to 120 countries around the world. Its expertise in providing reliable, high quality fume extraction solutions has become well established over the last 33 years and trusted by all sizes of business in a wide cross section of industries including laser, electronics, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, printing, mechanical engineering, dental, medical, pharmaceutical and beauty.

    In September 2018, BOFA International was acquired by US-based Donaldson Company, Inc, a global leader in the industrial filtration market, manufacturing filtration systems and parts.

  • BOFA International has developed a world first innovation in fume extraction to make the exchange of filters in metal additive manufacturing processes safer, faster and better for productivity.

    The new stand-alone AM 400 system uses patented technology that enables the filters that remove potentially harmful fume, gases and particulate from metal additive manufacturing to be exchanged on site without risking a thermal event. BOFA will be launching the new product at the RAPID + TCT show taking place in Chicago, September 13th-15th, where BOFA will be exhibiting in booth E7841.

    The laser powder bed fusion process used in metal additive manufacturing needs to operate in an inert atmosphere because the materials worked risk spontaneous ignition should they come into contact with oxygen. As a consequence, when new filters are needed for these systems, up until now, equipment had to be shut down and moved to a safe area for the saturated filters to be removed and replaced by operatives wearing full PPE.

    With BOFA’s AM 400, filters are contained within a separate housing with a robust seal, enabling filter exchange to be completed quickly and safely without isolating the additive manufacturing equipment.

    Haydn Knight, Sales & Marketing Director at BOFA, commented: “This innovation in filtration design will lead to significant productivity gains for businesses involved in metal additive manufacturing. This production process is used across multiple industry sectors to create high value components and products, and by enabling easier and safer filter exchange, end users are able to benefit from reduced downtime which translates into tangible productivity gains.”

    The AM 400 extraction system has been developed specifically for the metal additive manufacturing market, offering high air flow potential up to a maximum flow of 190 cu ft/min and a maximum operating pressure of 250mBar, with low leakage at <30ml/min @ -10mBar.

    In addition to enhancing filter exchange efficiency and safety, AM 400 system users will also benefit from patented innovations that optimize filter performance, enabling operators to monitor filter status and coordinate exchanges to match maintenance schedules.

    Added Haydn Knight: “The AM 400 marks a significant advancement in extraction technology for metal additive manufacturing through a design that helps safeguard human health and product quality while delivering value-adding productivity improvements.”

    The AM 400 will be featured in the BOFA line-up at RAPID + TCT, alongside a new high temperature 3D PrintPRO model (3D PrintPRO HT) and a redesigned 3D PrintPRO 4 system as part of its full line-up of 3D PrintPRO units (3D PrintPRO 2, 3, 4 and HT).

    www.bofainternational.com

    Ends

    Media enquiries to:

    Philip Colley or Colin Bridgman, Harvest PR

    Tel: +44 (0) 23 9244 9655 | +44 (0) 7798 735648 | @harvestprman

    philip.colley@harvestpr.co.uk ; colin.bridgman@harvestpr.co.uk

    Notes to editors

    BOFA International

    BOFA International launched in 1987 as a small family business and has developed into a multi-award-winning global leader in fume extraction and filtration, acknowledged as number one in the industry.

    It now employs over 260 people at its headquarters in Poole, Dorset, and in offices in Germany and the USA and exports to 120 countries around the world. Its expertise in providing reliable, high quality fume extraction solutions has become well established over the last 33 years and trusted by all sizes of business in a wide cross section of industries including laser, electronics, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, printing, mechanical engineering, dental, medical, pharmaceutical and beauty..

    In September 2018, BOFA International was acquired by US-based Donaldson Company, Inc, a global leader in the industrial filtration market, manufacturing filtration systems and parts.

  • BOFA International is enhancing value for the 3D print sector by redesigning and improving its 3D PrintPRO 4 technology, offering higher fume extraction airflow rates and expanded filtration capacity.

    The upgraded unit will be featured in BOFA’s booth - E7841 - at the RAPID + TCT exhibition being held in Chicago, September 13th – 15th as part of the company’s extended 3D PrintPRO family.

    The enhanced 3D PrintPRO 4 unit includes a deeper carbon bed to capture a greater volume of potentially harmful fume, thereby extending filter life and ensuring safe, odorless printing for longer. This is complemented by a larger HEPA filter, enabling multiple 3D printers to be hooked up to a single BOFA unit, optimizing investment in extraction technology to help keep workplaces free from airborne contaminants and equipment clear of particulate residue.

    Airflow rates of 175 cu ft/min in the upgraded technology are double that of the original 3D PrintPRO 4, enabling the unit to cater for a greater range of industrial 3D printers.

    Operating pressures in the new 3D PrintPRO 4 have been tripled to 96mBar, allowing the unit to overcome greater system resistance, ensuring effective performance in complex installations and multiple printer architectures. The redesigned 3D PrintPRO 4 has been tested to UL and cUL standards for US applications.

    Haydn Knight, Sales & Marketing Director at BOFA, said: “The 3D printing market is evolving at a rapid pace and the new enhancements to our 3D PrintPRO 4 technology enables BOFA to keep up with the industry trend of faster printing and larger build chambers.

    “Our range of 3D printing and additive manufacturing fume and particulate extraction units is expanding all the time. The complete BOFA product line up, including the new AM 400 unit for metal additive manufacturing and the 3D PrintPRO HT for high temperature applications will be available at the Chicago event.”  

    www.bofainternational.com

    Ends

    Media enquiries to:

    Philip Colley or Colin Bridgman, Harvest PR

    Tel: +44 (0) 23 9244 9655 | +44 (0) 7798 735648 | @harvestprman

    philip.colley@harvestpr.co.uk ; colin.bridgman@harvestpr.co.uk

    Notes to editors

    BOFA International

    BOFA International launched in 1987 as a small family business and has developed into a multi-award-winning global leader in fume extraction and filtration, acknowledged as number one in the industry.

    It now employs over 260 people at its headquarters in Poole, Dorset, and in offices in Germany and the USA and exports to 120 countries around the world. Its expertise in providing reliable, high quality fume extraction solutions has become well established over the last 33 years and trusted by all sizes of business in a wide cross section of industries including laser, electronics, mechanical engineering, printing, 3D printing, dental, medical, pharmaceutical and beauty.

    In September 2018, BOFA International was acquired by US-based Donaldson Company, Inc, a global leader in the industrial filtration market, manufacturing filtration systems and parts.

  • From medical visors to components for spacecraft, 3D printing is transforming our understanding of how things are made.

    The adoption of additive manufacturing technologies is accelerating, and with this is an increasing awareness of the potential health and safety risks presented by the fume and particulate emitted by these processes.

    BOFA International, a global leader in portable industrial fume and dust extraction, is seeing growing demand for its specialized range of 3D print systems that remove process odors and help capture potentially harmful airborne contaminants at source. Without this filtration, fume and particulate could enter the breathing zones of operators, with the potential to impact on human health.

    The company is at the forefront of 3D print extraction system design for additive manufacturing and will be showcasing its technology line-up at the RAPID + TCT exhibition (Booth E7841) taking place in Chicago, September 13th-15th.

    “3D printing covers lots of different additive manufacturing processes but they share a need for effective removal of particulate and fume – including nanoparticles – to help operators meet their Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulatory obligations,” said Haydn Knight, Sales & Marketing Director at BOFA.

    “BOFA technology not only helps remove potentially harmful airborne contaminants and odors, but it can also capture print residue that would otherwise build-up on expensive machinery. In time, this debris would likely degrade high-value components, affect product quality and impact productivity.”

    Many customers also report an additional benefit. Venting the print chamber to atmosphere or recirculating the air can provide temperature control within the chamber. Accurate flow control systems featured on many BOFA products adjust the rate at which the air is moved; enabling thermal precision during printing processes through active convection.

    BOFA has developed a range of solutions covering the many different processes involved in additive manufacturing, with filter technology and extraction performance matched to specific applications.

    The latest innovations include a new design for a sealed filter exchange to remove the risk of thermal events in pyrophoric material operations, as featured in the company’s new AM400 model.

    The AM400 will be on display at RAPID + TCT, alongside BOFA’s 3D PrintPRO line-up, which includes a redesigned larger capacity 3D PrintPRO 4 and the brand new 3D PrintPRO HT, which can filter high temperature particulate and gases emitted by advanced 3D print units.

    www.bofainternational.com

    Ends

    Media enquiries to:

    Philip Colley or Colin Bridgman, Harvest PR

    Tel: +44 (0) 23 9244 9655 | +44 (0) 7798 735648 | @harvestprman

    philip.colley@harvestpr.co.uk ; colin.bridgman@harvestpr.co.uk

    Notes to editors

    BOFA International

    BOFA International launched in 1987 as a small family business and has developed into a multi-award-winning global leader in fume extraction and filtration, acknowledged as number one in the industry.

    It now employs over 260 people at its headquarters in Poole, Dorset, and in offices in Germany and the USA and exports to 120 countries around the world. Its expertise in providing reliable, high quality fume extraction solutions has become well established over the last 33 years and trusted by all sizes of business in a wide cross section of industries including laser, electronics, mechanical engineering, printing, 3D printing, dental, medical, pharmaceutical and beauty.

    In September 2018, BOFA International was acquired by US-based Donaldson Company, Inc, a global leader in the industrial filtration market, manufacturing filtration systems and parts.


 Products

  • AM 400 - new for 2021!
    A new stand-alone extraction system designed for small to medium sized powder bed fusion printers; extract at source argon DED printers / inert welding; and large glovebox applications.

    Filters can be exchanged on site without risking a thermal event.
    ...

  • The AM 400 has been developed specifically for the metal additive manufacturing market, offering high air flow potential up to a maximum flow of 190 cu ft/min and a maximum operating pressure of 250mBar, with low leakage at <30ml/min @ -10mBar.

    The AM 400 offers longer filter life, with our patented DeepPleat DUO pre-filter, and a quick filter change, making the procedure safer, faster and better for productivity.

    Our award-winning patented Intelligent Operating System (iQ) has many features to enhance the user experience, including automatic flow control so the operator can pre-set the correct airflow rates for the specific application and subsequently maintain the airflow. Combined with a high performing pump and low leakage, the operator benefits from higher quality of printed parts.

    The iQ also provides detailed, real-time system information and safety alarms

    With low leakage, and therefore reduced argon spend, the AM 400 offers a lower cost of ownership and is easy to use.

  • 3D PrintPRO HT - new for 2021!
    New portable extraction system designed to filter high temperature particulate and gases emitted by advanced 3D print units that process polymers at up to 932oF....

  • Designed specifically for high temperature 3D printing processes, BOFA’s newly developed 3D PrintPRO HT uses advanced electronics components and thermal insulation to deliver high levels of extraction performance in chamber environments up to 212oF. This enables the safe removal of both potentially harmful airborne contaminants and particulate that could damage expensive equipment, using an anticipated maximum air flow rate of 75 cu ft/min.

    Until now the high temperatures have created challenges for extraction systems that remove the extremely hot airborne fume, gases and nanoparticles emitted by the process.

    The 3D PrintPRO HT will facilitate the wider adoption of high temperature printers in creating a diverse range of products – from medical devices and aeronautical components to bicycles and sports equipment.

  • 3D PrintPRO 4 - upgraded in 2021!
    The newly enhanced 3D PrintPRO 4 offers higher fume extraction airflow rates and higher filtration capacity....

  • BOFA’s enhanced 3D PrintPRO 4 unit includes a deeper carbon bed to capture a greater volume of potentially harmful fume, thereby extending filter life and ensuring safe, odorless printing for longer. This is complemented by a larger HEPA filter, enabling multiple 3D printers to be hooked up to a single BOFA unit, optimizing investment in extraction technology to help keep workplaces free from airborne contaminants and equipment clear of particulate residue.

    Airflow rates of 175 cu ft/min in the upgraded technology are double that of the original 3D PrintPRO 4, enabling the unit to cater for a greater range of industrial 3D printers. Operating pressures have been tripled to 96mBar, allowing the unit to overcome greater system resistance, ensuring effective performance in complex installations and multiple printer architectures.

  • 3D PrintPRO 2
    For open framed 3D printers, the 3D PrintPRO 2 is a low cost unit, which extracts fumes generated by an open framed 3D printer without causing the filament deposition area to be cooled....

  • The 3D PrintPRO 2 has the benefits of low noise level and minimal power consumption. Each unit can be supplied with a connection hose, ‘stay put’ arm and conical shaped funnel. You can also print your own manifolds using our free downloadable files. 

    Suitable for FDM and FFF. 

  • 3D PrintPRO 3
    For table top enclosed / partially enclosed 3D printers.

    The BOFA 3D PrintPRO 3 effectively captures fumes generated during the printing process and returns ultra clean, filtered air to the operator’s breathing zone....

  • The 3D PrintPRO 3 incorporates externally mounted plenum system manifolds to effectively capture fumes generated during the printing process and returns ultra clean, filtered air to the operator's breathing zone. 

    It has the benefits of low cost, low power consumption and integral speed control. Each filtration unit is supplied with connection hoses and ‘print your own’ manifold instructions.

    Suitable for FDM / FFF / SLA / DLP / MJ.

  • AD Oracle SA iQ
    The complete, compact fume extractor incorporating a range of unique features in one unit....

  • Ideal for lighter use applications, the AD Oracle SA iQ boasts a HEPA filterand advanced carbon filter as well as reverse airflow technology and automatic flow control technology. The patented Intelligent Operating System (iQ) provides real-time system information and alarms so the operator can be confident the system is running at optimum efficiency. 

    It is a multivoltage sensing unit. 

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