Linde announced the launch of ADDvance Sinter250, a new gas mixture to deliver optimal atmospheric conditions in sintering furnaces as part of Desktop Metal’s Bound Metal Deposition process. Desktop Metal is a US-based leader in 3D printing technologies and the advanced argon/hydrogen mixture has been developed for the company’s European customers for use with its Studio System.
Linde will also supply custom installation kits to simplify implementation of Studio System, allowing for faster start times, as well as consultancy services to advise on gas supply options and best practice for cylinder storage.
In the Bound Metal Deposition process, atmospheric conditions are critical to ensure a high-quality, high-strength part. Without the right atmosphere, the part could oxidize, causing not only discoloration but weakening the part’s integrity.
“Linde has developed a standard gas offering optimized for Studio System and is able to offer this streamlined solution to our European Desktop Metal customers,” said Arjun Aggarwal, VP of Business Development & Product. “This enables us to expand our horizons and bring added value to our business.”
The tailored argon/hydrogen mix of ADDvance Sinter250 is for use on parts made from stainless steel powders, but Linde will also supply a pure argon 5.0 gas for the manufacture of parts made from low alloy steel and tool steel powders.