In order for additive manufacturing in nitrogen generator 3D printing to take place, an inert atmosphere must be created at the laser. Nitrogen gas is often injected at this juncture to reduce oxygen levels during production. Decreasing the oxygen rate within the process improves safety through the inerting of combustible dust; while also increasing product durability.
The following applications fall in the additive manufacturing industry:
- Fast Prototyping: Manufacturing of customized parts with low operating costs.
- Aerospace: Engine and turbine parts can be made using additive manufacturing resulting in reduction of costs and lightweight structures.
- Medicine: Orthopedic implants, surgical instruments, and dental restorations are often made using 3D additive manufacturing
South-Tek Systems’ Nitrogen Generation technology is a safe, reliable, and cost effective alternative to high pressure N2 cylinders. Our nitrogen generators use Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) and membrane technology which separates Nitrogen from oxygen and other residual molecules. Seventy-eight percent of the air we breathe is nitrogen, indicating that you will never run out and are able to produce an unlimited supply of nitrogen on demand.
We can help you with your 3D printing application. To find out how, read on about our fully customizable nitrogen generators, contact us, or call 888-526-6284.