This exclusive collaboration is centred on a specially adapted machine called the AtoNoble, a compact powder atomisation machine that will help revolutionise powder and parameter development.
The machine uses a patented process, known as ultrasonic plasma atomisation, to melt non-reactive precious metals into powder form. Typically powder atomisers take up a large space and infrastructure that requires a high volume of raw product. The AtoNoble has been specially designed to be compact, measuring approx. 1995mm high, 813mm wide and 1138mm deep, requiring less investment into infrastructure. It’s also able to use much smaller quantities of raw material, in this case, metal rods or wire that feed into the machine to create the atomised powder.
AtoNoble is the first of its kind to be specially adapted for precious metal powders including gold, silver and platinum and was adapted from the AtoOne – the first machine designed for powder atomisation by 3D Lab sp. z o.o. The AtoNoble will be vital in production and development in industries such as jewellery, healthcare, the electronics industry, aerospace and more that require the high densities of precious metal.
Martin Bach, Managing Director of Cooksongold says “We are excited to announce this partnership with 3D Lab sp. z.o.o. We are confident that this revolutionary technology will have a major impact within the whole precious metal additive manufacturing market. Powder quality and costs are key drivers in this field this technology will offer considerable advantages.”
Jakub Rozpendowski, Business Executive of 3D LAB: “We’re pleased to start our collaboration with Cooksongold in the production of precious metal powders. Their expert knowledge combined with our novel ultrasonic atomization technology has a great potential to make ATO Noble an important solution for new metal material development by reducing the time to market for new, innovative products.”
The collaboration allows both teams to further the development of Precious Metal Powders and other non-reactive metals to further enhance both teams’ research capabilities and offers new opportunities for working together on further projects with research and development.
If attendees are interested in this powder atomising technology, you can visit Cooksongold at Hall 11.1, stand B71 or 3D LAB sp. z o.o. at Hall 11.0, Stand D69 at Formnext 2019, based in Frankfurt, Germany.