Aurora nears Holy Grail of rapid 3D printing

Western Australian 3D industrial printing company Aurora Labs says it is now a step closer to the Holy Grail of rapid 3D manufacturing after successfully printing complex 10mm high titanium parts in 20 minutes using its Multi-Layer Concurrent Printing (MCP) technology.

The company, based in the Perth suburb of Bibra Lake, said the test was successfully completed on a 200mm plate and further demonstrates the capability of its MCP technology, which will feature in the company’s RMP-1 3D printer.

Aurora Labs managing director David Budge says, “This is an exciting test for us, following on from our result in February that achieved 3D print speeds of 113 kilograms per day.

“This outcome will give our partners and future customers confidence that we have an additive manufacturing solution that can deliver the Holy Grail of rapid 3D printing, which is looking to revolutionise the production of parts in a whole range of applications.”

Aurora has also completed a successful print run of high-density aluminium, using the company’s prototype Alpha RMT machine.

“This is an early stage result and we are expecting to achieve further significant manufacturing improvements. Aluminium is in high demand for a range of high-value applications such as the automative, aerospace and heat exchanger industries where consistent quality and meeting tight specifications is required,” Budge said.,aurora-labs-sign-jv-to-further-3d-advance.aspx

These successful test runs came as the company showcased its technology at the AMUG Conference in Chicago, for the developers and users of Additive Manufacturing.

“Last year we generated significant interest in our technology and capability at AMUG. We are looking forward to discussing our latest results with the industry at this year’s event. The high multiple of printing speeds we have achieved since last year should produce even stronger interest in the uptake of Aurora’s 3D printing technology,” Budge said.




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