ATO atomizers produced by 3D Lab use a revolutionary process for creating highly spherical metallic powders. This technology is designed for universities, research departments, and service bureaus, but is now also used by industrial users for its stability and repeatability achieved.
ATO technology uses ultrasonic vibrations to break a molten metal into small droplets that quickly solidify into metal powder under an inert gas protective atmosphere. The size of the metal powder produced is affected by the ultrasonic frequency used, with higher frequencies producing smaller particles and lower frequencies producing larger particles. The system ensures the ability of working with various forms of input material (wire, rods, pellets, granulates, scraps).
Multistation will distribute both machines in France:
The principal advantage of the ATO machines is their size (integrable in a laboratory), the capacity to produce even small batches, and all to an affordable price.
3D Lab already sold over 60 machines worldwide for academic and industrial applications. Some references: TECHNION, University of Brno, University of Maribor, ETH, CEA, Mitsubishi, Panasonic… Multistation will contribute to increase this number and will distribute 3D Lab machines in France.
3D Lab was established in 2007, and its expertise in additive manufacturing technologies, particularly 3D printing and the creation of new materials, dates back more than 15 years. We partnered with well-known 3D printer manufacturers such as 3D Systems, Coherent, and 2OneLab, and invested in R&D to overcome obstacles to AM technology development. 3D Lab invented and patented the ultrasonic atomization process with a solution to guarantee the freedom of atomization of new alloys.
Founded in 1987, Multistation is an independent provider of additive and subtractive manufacturing services and systems. Multistation proposes a wide portfolio of machines tools, of machines for composites industrialization and a complete range of metal, non-metal and composites additive manufacturing machines. Its expertise covers several markets, including automotive, aerospace, railway, energy, medical, subcontractor, education, and R&D. Multistation provides services to large corporations such as Renault, Peugeot, Safran, Airbus, SNCF, Cartier in France, in North Africa, and in various other countries around the world. Multistation Second Life proposes also secondhand machines.