Additive manufacturing technology company, Aurora Labs Limited (ASX: A3D), has demonstrated high speed 3D printing in a series of tests.
The Perth company reported that it had completed a test series on 13 February of its Rapid Manufacturing Technology (RMT) prototype demonstrating the scalable nature of the technology.
The company said it had achieved “…remarkable print speeds of 113 kg/day.
“This represents a speed approximately 55 times market speed and demonstrates the potential of the technology to transform the spare parts industry worldwide.”
In the tests,. titanium was utilised and the prototype achieved speerds three times that of a previous test series.
The company’s technology allows printing on more than one level of metal powder at once – a process the company calls Multilevel Concurrent Printing.
In MCP conditions multiple layers of powder are laid down at the same time, each with a ‘powder gate’ which allows mutiple layers to be printed at a time.
Also in February Aurora raised $5 million from new institutional and sophisticated investors via a placement.
David Budge, Aurora’s Managing Director said: “The strong support of investors in this capital raising is a solid endorsement and places Aurora in a stronger position to deliver on the exciting developments with Aurora’s Rapid Manufacturing Technology and accelerate the growth of its business over the year ahead.”
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