Aerotech Offers Additive Manufacturing Systems and Components
June 21, 2013—Additive manufacturing and 3-D printing are set to revolutionize multiple areas of technology and manufacturing. The dispensing of compounds and coatings requires a 3-D motion system to move either the printing head or the substrate with up to six degrees of freedom. Overall system accuracy and throughput are vitally important to creating complex structures with a commercially viable process.
Component to Custom System-Level Solutions
Aerotech offers a full range of additive manufacturing motion systems and components to fit any application. Aerotech manufactures motors, drives and motion controllers that can be used to develop a customer’s own system. Aerotech’s selection of linear, rotary, lift and Z-axis stages and goniometers are complemented by advanced drives and controls. Aerotech also manufactures a variety of linear motor gantry systems that are available with all electronics and a machine base and are ready to produce immediately upon installation.
A Variety of Choices to Suit Your Needs
Whether the customer requires the speed and accuracy of a ball-screw or linear-motor solution, Aerotech can provide the best choice for a particular application. Controllers are available in both stand-alone and software-only versions with from 1 to 32 axes of synchronized control. Aerotech offers both mechanical and air-bearing stages, depending on the requirements. Motors can be brush, brushless, torque, linear or rotary. Steel or granite machine bases are available and easily integrated into the system. And of course, Aerotech can engineer and build a custom system designed to exact specifications.