Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
Prima Additive offers a comprehensive selection of metal powders, ranging from aluminium to nickel, steel, titanium, as well as copper alloys. We develop the right process parameters to set up your machine and ensure quality and repeatability. We are always willing to research and develop new materials suitable for additive manufacturing in order to satisfy every need.
The minimum size that can be achieved is a line measuring 0.12-0.15mm in width with our Powder Bed Fusion machines. This level of detail allows you to create complex shapes even on very small components.
The maximum size depends on the volume of the machine: Prima Additive solutions range from a volume of Ø 150mm; h=160mm in our 150 series with Powder Bed Fusion technology, up to a working area of 4140x2100x1020mm in our Direct Energy Deposition Laser Next 2141 machine.
With our Direct Energy Deposition machines, you can work with up to two different materials at the same time, thanks to a powder feeder equipped with two separate metal powder hoppers. You can also coat or add parts to a metal component using a different material to the original one.
It is not possible to establish an average time to produce an object. Production speed depends on the application and is not exclusively linked to the part's volume. It is influenced by several factors, such as the diameter of the laser focal point, the thickness of the powder layer, the material, the machine's working area or the number of lasers.
For Powder Bed Fusion technology the accuracy of our machines ranges from +/- 0.05mm for small parts to +/- 0.1mm for large parts, while for Direct Energy Deposition technology our solutions have an accuracy of +/- 0.2mm.
Yes, you can turn your Prima Power 3D laser machine into a metal additive manufacturing machine with our new Direct Energy Deposition Kit. The kit includes all the equipment required for direct energy deposition applications: an innovative and multifunctional laser head, a highly efficient laser source and a highly reliable powder feeder.
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On this page you can send us a 3D model of the part you want to create: our experts will assess your business case and send you a complete application assessment. Free of charge.
Our team of specialised engineers is always at your side to guide you towards adopting this technology. We offer training programmes and updates to enable you to get the most out of our machines and their software, maximising your production output and quality. We provide training and support from the investment appraisal phase to after-sales service.
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