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                    As part of the Prima Power Innovation Day, which welcomed more than 160 guests from 20 countries, the firm revealed its new Prima Additive brand, and introduced its Print Sharp 250 laser powder-bed 3D metal-printing machine.
new brand for the company, Prima Additive, focusing on inno- vative additive-manufacturing turnkey solutions. And, company officials debuted new laser-based, application-driven tech- nologies for the aerospace sector, particularly for welding.
Prima Additive, we learned, will focus on the design, pro- duction and marketing of turnkey solutions for metal pow- der-bed fusion and directed-energy metal deposition (DED) technologies. Company chairman Gianfranco Carbonato called additive manufacturing the “third leg of laser inno- vation,” as he discussed the firm’s DED solutions based on its Laserdyne multiaxis processing systems, built on a vertical
machining-center platform. Then came the big reveal, as Prima Additive introduced its Print Sharp 250 laser pow- der-bed machine, with a 200- or 500-W fiber laser and 250 by 250 by 300-mm build volume. Among key technical specs: 0.1-mm layer width, 0.02-0.1-mm layer thickness, and a build rate from 12 to 30 cm3/hr., depending on material type and part geometry.
Developed in partnership with Chinese company Shining 3D, the Print Sharp 250 represents “a fascinating new man- ufacturing paradigm, and we are ready to help our customers seize these business opportunities,” says Carbonato. MF
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