Temperature and the ability to cool parts rapidly play a decisive role in the manufacturing process. Air Products offers gas solutions for cooling and the dissipation of heat during the 3D printing process.
Nitrogen, argon and helium can all be used. The minimum cooling rate requirement is the key factor in determining which gas is used. Helium is used when high cooling rates are desired. Cooling rates can also be increased with higher gas pressure and velocity.
In addition, Air Products offers a patented liquid nitrogen-based cooling technology for a wide variety of applications. Our system provides tight temperature control and precise flowrates for targeted cooling of metals, non-metals and composites.
Our Air Products technical team has extensive applications knowledge in surface/bulk treatment of metals to help additive manufacturers optimize the gas selection, supply mode, and purity for improved part processing.
How does gas affect the quality of my additive manufacturing process?
In the world of rapid prototyping and production of metal components, it is important to have the proper gas atmosphere to efficiently produce quality parts.