Triditive Debuts AMCell for Serial Additive Manufacturing

Triditive's AMCell 3D printing platform supports high-volume production of metal components with BASF’s Ultrafuse 316LX filament.

Triditive has launched AMCell, a hybrid and automated additive manufacturing (AM) machine capable of producing up to 10,000 green parts per month. Enabled by its control software and remote monitoring, the integrated system is suitable for high-volume, consistent manufacturing.

AMCell is capable of producing series of complex and precise final parts through metal and technical polymers. It is designed to be a fully automated and controlled AM cell using EVAM software which allows management of manufacturing orders, prioritizing rush orders, reducing machine downtime and monitoring remote production process through any device.

The platform is now compatible with BASF’s Ultrafuse 316LX filament, a metal-polymer composite comprising austenitic stainless-steel type 316L powder. The metal filament is tailored to existing metal injection molding (MIM) industry standard catalytic debinding and sintering, and is said to meet the geometric and surface quality requirements for mass production of final parts. According to Triditive, the controlled build chamber environment in the AMCell and its optimized extrusion process achieve part porosities similar to those that are typically obtained from MIM.

The combination of AMCell’s large-batch automated manufacturing capabilities and Ultrafuse 316LX is said to enable the additive manufacturing of cost-effective parts.

The automatic load and consumption control of Ultrafuse 316LX filament spools facilitate the AMCell to operate largely unsupervised during the whole production process and reduces human labor and intervention to a minimum.