Precious metals and precious metal 3D printing provider Cooksongold is partnering with 3D LAB on the AtoNoble, a compact powder atomization machine that will help revolutionize powder production and parameter development for precious metals.
The machine uses a patented process, known as ultrasonic plasma atomization, to melt non-reactive precious metals into powder form. Typically powder atomizers take up a large space and infrastructure that requires a high volume of raw products. The AtoNoble has been specially designed to be compact, measuring approx. 1995mm high, 813 mm wide and 1138 mm deep, requiring less investment into infrastructure. It’s also able to use much smaller quantities of raw material, in this case, metal rods or wire that feed into the machine to create the atomized powder.
AtoNoble is the first of its kind to be specially adapted for precious metal powders including gold, silver, and platinum and was adapted from the AtoOne – the first machine designed for powder atomization by 3D LAB sp. z o.o. The AtoNoble will be vital in production and development in industries such as jewelry, healthcare, the electronics industry, aerospace and more that require the high densities of precious metal.
“We are excited to announce this partnership with 3D Lab sp. z.o.o.,” said Martin Bach, Managing Director of Cooksongold. “We are confident that this revolutionary technology will have a major impact on the whole precious metal additive manufacturing market. Powder quality and costs are key drivers in this field this technology will offer considerable advantages.”
“We’re pleased to start our collaboration with Cooksongold in the production of precious metal powders. Their expert knowledge combined with our novel ultrasonic atomization technology has a great potential to make ATO Noble an important solution for new metal material development by reducing the time to market for new, innovative products,” commented Jakub Rozpendowski, Business Executive of 3D LAB.
The collaboration allows both teams to further the development of Precious Metal Powders and other non-reactive metals to further enhance both teams’ research capabilities and offers new opportunities for working together on further projects with research and development.