NPO Centrotech shipped machine kits for 2-laser 3D-printers

NPO “Centrotech” (an enterprise of the Rosatom Fuel Company TVEL in Novouralsk, Sverdlovsk Region), shipped two machine sets of 2-laser 3D printers with 300×300 working area. The customer is the industrial integrator RusAT for further development. In addition to machine kits, a control system and a gas-hydraulic system were also sent to the company.

The new model has a more compact size compared to the prototype of the first Russian 2-powder 2-laser 3D-printer, which will significantly save the workspace. Among the advantages of this model is advanced software suite that allows working both in automatic modes without additional settings depending on the metal powder used, as well as in modes of selecting fusion parameters when using new materials. In addition, this printer lacks idling of the carriage – powder spreader, which reduces the manufacturing time of the part.

In terms of its technological capabilities, the novelty embodied the experience of Russian 3D-printers: a 2-laser system, a 3-axis scanning system, which can increase productivity by more than 60%. Printing one product takes less time, also due to the possibility of simultaneous use of two lasers in different modes of fusion of the material – drawing the contours of the part and hatching the internal volume of the part with a defocused laser beam.

The assembled models are planned to be placed in Moscow at the Additive Technologies Center of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. There the control system & software suite will be installed, and printers will be put into operation.