OEM SOLUTIONS

FormAlloy offers OEM Solutions that can be integrated with existing robotic or production lines to 3D print, clad and repair at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a turn-key DED system.

 

Solutions including the: 

 

Our OEM solutions are rigorously designed and tested to stand up to abusive environments and crashes, enabling use in the most demanding applications. Our smart designs minimize maintenance and down-time.

FORMALLOY AX Metal Deposition Head

The FormAlloy AX Metal Deposition Head provides an exceptional combination of performance, reliability, ease-of maintenance and value for additive manufacturing, laser cladding and metallic part repair applications.

Designed for robotic systems, manufacturing production lines and retrofits, the FormAlloy AX enables state-of-the-art Directed Energy Deposition (DED) and laser cladding capabilities for a wide variety of applications.

Performance

The FormAlloy AX coaxial design provides excellent powder efficiency with liquid cooling for operation at power levels up to 8 kW. Various nozzle sizes are available to provide the optimum powder spot size for the given application.

Design

The FormAlloy AX head has been rigorously designed and tested using advanced Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) models and real world testing using FormAlloy’s very own DED machines. Durable materials are used to stand up to abusive environments and crashes, enabling use in the most demanding applications.

Options

Various options are available to customize the FormAlloy AX to a given application including:

 

  • Nozzle sizes

  • Optic adapters

  • Powder feeders - PF Powder Feeder and ADF Alloy Development Feeder

  • Gas manifolds

  • Process automation

  • Turn-key DED/cladding systems

FORMALLOY PF Powder Feeder

FORMALLOY’s PF Powder Feeder enables precise metering of the powder delivered to the FormAlloy AX head. The novel planetary-drive design enables precise metering of the powder from 1 gram per minute to more than 160 grams per minute. The modular design enables virtually unlimited configurations including multi-feeder setups for ease of powder changing and system redundancy. The easy-align design makes powder changing possible within 5 minutes.

Options

Various options are available to customize the FormAlloy PF to a given application including:

 

  • Powder mixer for poor-flowing powders

  • HMI/PLC for stand-alone operation of up to 4 feeders

  • Feeder cart for ease of mobility

  • Wall mount for limited space installations

FORMALLOY ADF Alloy Development Feeder

FORMALLOY’s ADF Alloy Development Feeder enables the rapid deposition of up to 16 different alloys or alloy blends. Utilizing a revolver-style motion, each powder vial can be accessed and deposited quickly and efficiently to reduce alloy development time by orders of magnitude. The FormAlloy ADF is compatible with the standard FormAlloy PF feeder and can be used in parallel with multiple ADF's or PF feeders to enable interchangeability and seamless integration with  the X-Series or L-Series systems. The FormAlloy ADF provides an unprecedented capability for material development and research.​

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