Cooling for Additive Manufacturing
Expert solutions to help you succeed
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.
Optimizing Industrial Gases in 3D Metal Printing
Solutions and Expertise for 3D Printing
- Optimized part treatment via proper gas selection and purity
- Uniform printing as a result of maintaining consistent conditions
- Improved control over chamber management and post-printing heat treatment
- Lower production costs via reliable and cost efficient gas supply
- Easy installation
- Increased safety
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The Role of Industrial Gases in 3d Printing of Metal Parts
CryoEase® Microbulk Solutions
Compressed argon gas and liquid argon in a variety of purities and in various modes of supply around the world thanks to our network of storage and transfill facilities.
An inert gas for cryogenic, heat transfer, shielding, leak detection, analytical and lifting applications
Useful as a gas, for its inert properties, and as a liquid for cooling and freezing. Virtually any industry can benefit from its unique properties to improve yields, optimize performance and make operations safer.